24 Movie in Jeopardy After Fox Passes on Script
It looks like Jack Bauer's road to the big screen has just hit a major speed bump.
Fox has axed the script from Billy Ray (State of Play) for a big-screen adaptation of 24, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Will 24 end up on the big screen?
"As far as I know, it is in suspended animation," series executive producer Howard Gordon told the magazine. "There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand (director) Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer [Sutherland] to talk about ideas. People are still talking about it."
The 24 film, announced in March, planned to pick up the story sometime after the Fox drama's series finale. 24 wrapped in May after eight years.
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Star Kiefer Sutherland expressed his excitement about keeping the franchise alive in the announcement regarding the show's cancelation in March. The film would have taken Jack Bauer to Europe and would revolve more around Bauer than the CTU offices, according to Variety.
Despite the recent setback, Gordon remains optimistic about 24's big-screen ambitions.
"I was disappointed [Fox] passed on the script but I'm certainly hopeful that the movie will get made at some point," Gordon said. "Anecdotally, I've heard from people who are really missing the show and I do think there is more life in Jack Bauer."
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