‘Training Day’ Prequel Set Around The 1992 LA Riots Is In The Works
The prequel will follow a younger version of Alonzo Harris, the character Denzel Washington portrayed in Training Day.
Warner Bros. is working on a prequel to the 2001 crime drama Training Day.
According to Collider, the prequel “will be set nearly a decade earlier in late April of 1992 — two days before the Rodney King verdict was delivered.” It will be centered around a younger version Alonzo Harris, the corrupt narcotics officer who was portrayed by Denzel Washington. The role earned Washington his second Oscar and his first as a lead.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David Ayer, the film went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide.
It’s unknown who’ll end up portraying Harris. It’d be unsurprising if the role went to Denzel’s son, John David Washington. All that is known is that Nick Yarborough has been chosen to write the prequel.
Jerry Bruckheimer had produced a TV series based on Training Day, which aired on CBS from 2016-2017. The series, which starred Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell, was canceled after one season following the death of Paxton. It was set 15 years after the events in the movie and featured new characters.