Looks Like That 24 Movie is Never Going to Happen
I've been anxiously awaiting the 24 movie that was being developed over at Fox. At one point things seemed to be rolling forward! Kiefer Sutherland wanted to do it, a script was written, and Antoine Fuqua was attached to direct the first movie of a planned trilogy. According to Fuqua, the project all fell apart and it's not going to happen anymore. The director talked to The Playlist in a recent interview, and when asked about it he says...
Yeah, that’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me. I met with Kiefer [Sutherland], Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [’Touch‘]. I don’t think he was able to get a proper agreement with Fox. The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing.
There were rumors that there were some budgetary issues, and that Sutherland was only offered a meagre $1 million to make the movie. As a huge fan of the series, I'm disappointed that Jack Bauer's move to the big screen isn't going to happen. I know it would have been awesome, but that's just the kind of beast Hollywood can be. They get your hopes up and then smash your dreams. Damn them!