Rumors about a 24 movie have been swirling ever since Kiefer Sutherland hung up his Jack Bauer costume at the end of season 8. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the movie will be happening anymore.
Antoine Fuqua, who was expected to direct the new film, said that the movie was canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Keifer supposedly wanted to film the new movie when he went on break from his new show, Touch, but Fuqua said that it doesn’t appear like he’s interested anymore.
Fuqua, who is best known for directing Training Day, told the Indie Wire: “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.”
Fuqua is currently working on a documentary about Suge Knight and then plans to film a movie about Hugo Chavez. Sutherland, on the other hand, is currently working on Touch. He may not have that job for long, however, as many people are speculating that the show will be canceled by Fox.
According to the actor’s IMDB page, the only other project he has lined up at the moment is the 24 movie.
Do you think a 24 movie will ever be released? The interesting part about the series was that it happened in real time. Each season had 24 episodes, each an hour long, and the season told the story of one chaotic day in Jack Bauer’s life. Hence the title, 24. If they made the show into the movie they would probably have to change the title to something like Two Hours and 22 minutes, which, of course, is a terrible name for a movie.