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24 star Kiefer Sutherland and director Jon Cassar took the stage at Ballroom 20 during Comic-Con in San Diego today to talk about 24: Live Another Day and reflect on the series as a whole. The final question during the fan Q&A addressed the possibility of a 24 movie.
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The chances of a 24 movie havenít looked so great over the last year. Between lack of any kind of firm update about the filmís prospects and the fact that Fox is set to air a limited series that will bring Jack Bauer and some of the other stars back for another hellish day, it was looking like the 24 movie was out of the picture.
It was nearly a year ago that we last heard any news on the 24. At the time, announced budget tinkering was pushing back the film's production start date, again. Recently, The Playlist spoke with Fuqua about the long-delayed project, and he could not have been clearer. He's out. It's dead.
Sometimes fans or even the filmmakers themselves will try to keep hope alive and drop hints about how the movies might happen, but at a certain point you just have to stop kidding yourselves. We've found 11 movies that were anticipating at one point for whatever reason, but with all the evidence in front of us, we have to conclude will never happen
The journey of the acclaimed Fox action-drama 24 making it to movie theaters is becoming as winding as the series' plot lines. Twentieth Century Fox has repeatedly failed to get it into production, pushing from December 2011 to April of 2012. Now, Fox has gone back to tinkering with the film's budget, so the 24 movie won't be ready for its most recently revealed start date, which would push the film's production to the Spring of 2013.
Those of us who have missed seeing Kiefer Sutherland on the small screen will finally have the 24 star back in action (somewhat) on Fox next week when Touch makes its official debut at the network. While thatís good news for fans, the not-so-good news is that it sounds like his involvement in the show may be the cause of a delay for the much anticipated 24 movie.
Those of us who once enjoyed seeing Kiefer Sutherland on Fox each winter have Foxís upcoming drama Touch to look forward to later this year. In the meantime, what about Jack Bauer? Thereís a vague but promising sounding update on the subject of the 24 film, which was shared by Sutherland at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour today.
As of early October, the script for the 24 movie was said to be close to finished. Thereís a new update on the project, which will bring Jack Bauer to the big screen for what is likely to be another action packed installment of the terrorist-thwarting government agentís thrilling story.
Whether or not youíre a fan of TV shows being adapted for the big screen, if youíre a 24 fan and recall how things ended for Jack Bauer when the Fox series wrapped up, a movie is necessary, if only go to give us some better closure for the character we followed and cheered on for eight seasons.
24 showrunner Howard Gordon conceived the idea with writer-director James Wong (Final Destination, The X-Files), and the duo has partnered with Alloy Entertainment to bring the concept both to the screen and to the page. You see, in addition to a film, 2084 is being developed into a three-book literary series.
On a conference call today to discuss the network's fall primetime programming, a reporter threw out a curveball question to Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice, asking him about Kiefer Sutherland's constant promises that a 24 movie really will happen. Given that he doesn't work for 20th Century Fox
The only project Kiefer Sutherland fans want to hear the actor attached to needs to have 24 in the title. Unfortunately for them, news out of Cannes could put super-agent Jack Bauerís planned feature-length adventure on hold for a little while longer
Based on everything that's happened so far in the project's development, the feature length 24 movie sounds like a myth in the same vein as Ghostbusters 3, the Arrested Development movie, and Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Don Quixote. But just like those other projects, 24 has a big enough fanbase that producers are always going to try and keep hope in the project alive. Hence this story.
There are creative delays, financing delays and scheduling delays. Of the three, creative delays are by far the worst news for those eagerly awaiting the finished product. Not only does it call into question the quality of the product, but sometimes, it can even highlight all around apathy. Thatís the case here as the 24 movie now looks like an unrealistic pipe dream.