After several stops and starts, the clock is finally ticking on 24: The Movie.
Earlier this year, Kiefer Sutherland assured fans that CTU Agent Jack Bauer would return in a movie version of the popular FOX TV show and that shooting would start "hopefully by next December or January"; even after 20th Century Fox rejected the 24 script written by Breach writer-director Billy Ray. A month later, after a Fox publicist called Sutherland's comments "overly optimistic", Sutherland continued his prognosticating ways, revealing that production would instead start "hopefully next January" and that director Tony Scott (Top Gun, Man on Fire) could direct. It looks like Fox is finally starting to move forward with a 24 movie, and, this time, the news doesn't come from Sutherland himself. what's next for 24? >> Posted 12.06.11 by Ryan
Kiefer Sutherland started 2011 off with an announcement that 24: The Movie could go into production as soon as "December or January," something a Fox publicist quickly called "overly optimistic." To make matters worse for Special Agent Jack Bauer, Fox rejected the 24: The Movie script written by Breach writer-director Billy Ray.
Undaunted, Sutherland stated last month that 24: The Movie would "hopefully start next January" and named Tony Scott as a possible director. With no public rejection this time from Fox, Sutherland's comments have to be taken at face value, and, at least according to the actor, things are going smoothly for the movie. While appearing on The View (via Vulture), Sutherland announced that fans can expect 24 to arrive next year. How did he put it? >> Posted 03.23.11 by Ryan
Fox ended the long-running action/drama 24 in May after eight seasons, though avid fans knew that a movie version was soon to follow. That is, until Fox rejected the script from writer-director Billy Ray (State of Play, Breach).
But don't expect Jack Bauer to take this lying down. Extra (via Slashfilm) spoke to Kiefer Sutherland about the movie version, who said that 24 "won’t start shooting for about eight months" and seemed unsurprised that turning a successful TV show into a movie would have some challenges. shooting by december or january? >> Posted 01.21.11 by Ryan
Gary Ross, the man behind 2003's Seabiscuit, is reportedly in talks to direct Lionsgate's upcoming book-to-movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. Filming is due to start next year, with the movie set for a theater release in 2012.
Suzanne Collins' hugely popular Hunger Games trilogy is one of the most talked about in young adult literature, with all 3 books in the series spending large amounts of time on the New York Times Best Seller list. It sees teenagers fighting to the death in a reality TV-style arena, and has been recommended by many celebrity authors including Stephenie Meyer and Stephen King. Collins has already written a screenplay for the movie, which is being worked on by scriptwriter Billy Ray.
Other directors rumored to be in line for the job included Kate Winslet's ex Sam Mendes (American Beauty), vampire expert David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and New Zealand native Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles of Narnia). With Mendes seemingly back on track to helm James Bond 23 and Slade headed for a job on Wolverine 2, it seems only logical that Ross would be next in line to direct. What do you think, Hunger Games fans? Can he pull it off? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Posted 09.16.10 by reelz
Now that Mockingjay — the third and final book in Suzanne Collins' bestselling Hunger Games trilogy — has been published, fans have turned their attention to the in-progress adaptation of the first book, The Hunger Games.
Movie studio Lionsgate has opted for a PG-13 rating for the dystopian story, which should just about be doable. Fans of the book will recall main character Katniss's involvement in the televised Hunger Games, which saw 24 contestants in a fight to the death. There can only be one winner in Collins's brutal story of war, which made for an action-packed but violent read. Will the movie have the depth of the book series? >> Posted 08.31.10 by reelz