Is the 24 movie dead?
The adventures of Jack Bauer may be over, as hopes for a 24 movie look slim...
The long-mooted plans to bring the TV show 24 to the big screen may well be over, according to the man who was potentially going to direct the once-planned movie. Training Day helmer Antoine Fuqua had been linked to the 24 film, but as he promotes his upcoming White House under siege movie Olympus Has Fallen, he's revealed that the project may well be dead.
"Yeah, that's not happening", he told The Playlist. "I don't think it's gonna happen at all, definitely not with me". He added that "I met with Kiefer, Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [Touch]".
Addressing the rumours that the breaking point was that Kiefer Sutherland didn't get that impressive an offer to reprise the role of Jack Bauer, on top of budgetary issues, Fuqua admitted that "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".
Since then, little has been heard of a 24 movie, and it's hard to see it happening now. Perhaps the rumoured Die Hard/24 crossover, with Jack Bauer and John McClane side by side, might at least have had something to it. Although considering the state of the last Die Hard film, there's an argument that Die Hard might need 24, more than 24 needs Die Hard...
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