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What’s a guy gotta do to get a “24” movie on the big screen already? If Fox has its way, it’s going to be a while, because according to “24” producer Howard Gordon, who says he’s now no longer involved with the movie, screenwriter Billy Ray’s take on Bauer on the big screen “wasn’t strong enough or compelling enough to the studio obviously to move ahead with it,”, and as a result, the movie is in limbo until the studio can get a script, or a pitch that intrigues them enough to greenlight the potentially expensive, International-set action picture.
The movie is something that right now I’m not engaged or involved in. The rumors are that [director] Tony Scott has an idea that he is going to run it by or has run it by Kiefer Sutherland. I don’t know what the status of it is.
One thing’s for sure, though: the “24” movie won’t feature the “real-time” gimmick of the TV show, and it will definitely be set Internationally, seeing as how Jack left the end of the TV series a wanted fugitive in his own country (again).
You can read our review of the “24” Season 8 Blu-ray here.