Fans of the FOX TV show 24 have been anxiously awaiting a big-screen version of the popular series since it ended in May of 2010.
The project seemed doomed in January 2011 when 20th Century Fox rejected the movie script. However, progress really started moving forward in December when a screenwriter was hired to do some rewrites, leading Kiefer Sutherland to reveal this January that shooting would commence in April. Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Shooter) was in talks to direct.
However, it looks like shooting will not start this year after all. In fact, it's possible a 24 movie may not happen at all. what happened now? >> Posted 03.14.12 by Ryan
Since the Fox TV show 24 went off the air, Kiefer Sutherland has been talking up the return of CTU Agent Jack Bauer in a big screen version of the popular series. Even after 20th Century Fox rejected the 24 script written by Breach writer-director Billy Ray last January, Sutherland continued to promote the movie to fans. Then, last month, Fox hired screenwriter Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Unstoppable) to do some "last minute tweaking" to Ray's script, and, according to speculation, production could start when Sutherland's schedule opens up in April.
Sutherland answered questions about his new TV show Touch at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, where he also discussed the 24 movie. Collider was there and reports that Sutherland confirmed the production start for 24. "The status on the movie is that, hopefully, we will be shooting the end of April, beginning of May," said Sutherland, who added that he's "very, very excited" about the script which won't exactly conclude the long-running series. more about a 24 movie >> Posted 01.09.12 by Ryan
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
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Since its release, Stand By Me has become a coming-of-age classic, required viewing for everyone who was young once (yes, that means everyone). To celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary, ReelzChannel is airing the Stand By Me tonight at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT. ReelzChannel is on DirecTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, and available on your cable or satellite system.
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RELATED: 25 Things You Might Not Know About Stand By Me >> Posted 08.08.11 by reelz
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
Last month, series star Kiefer Sutherland announced that the planned 24 movie that he has been talking about since 2008 could go into production by "December or January," only to have a publicist for Fox almost immediately shoot down his statement as being "overly optimistic." It seems the entire project was sidelined when the script turned in by Breach writer-director Billy Ray was rejected by Fox. But, Sutherland is apparently as unfazed by adversity as Jack Bauer, his character on the long-running espionage-thriller TV show, because he's still talking about the 24 movie. what did sutherland say about the 24 movie and what's Touch? >> Posted 02.23.11 by BrentJS
The development process of the planned 24 movie has nearly as many twists and turns as Fox's long-running espionage-thriller TV show itself. Series star Kiefer Sutherland has been talking about a 24 movie since 2008 and things looked promising when Breach writer-director Billy Ray was hired to pen the script for the movie. However, after Fox rejected Ray's script, the plight of Jack Bauer's (Sutherland) big screen ambitions were in doubt.
Enter: Jack, er, Kiefer to the rescue. In a recent interview with Extra, Sutherland said that the script was still being hammered out, but that the movie could go into production by "December or January." But, wait! Like a surprise saboteur in a 24 plot, a publicist for Fox blew up the rekindled hopes of 24 fans everywhere by calling Kiefer's recent comments "overly optimistic." The publicist confirmed that the project is still in development, but said that no director has been attached at this time. Posted 01.22.11 by BrentJS
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
The eighth and final season of Fox's 24 ended in May, but with plans in place to bring the popular series to the big screen. Months before the series finale, star Kiefer Sutherland told Entertainment Weekly about how the final season would set the table for a movie adaptation which would provide a "definitive end" for the character of CTU agent Jack Bauer, and would squeeze the show's real-time format into two hours.
Will Jack Bauer Be Saved? >> Posted 01.03.11 by Ryan
We wanted to create a definitive end for Jack Bauer. Since we do have the intention to make the feature film, it would lead into that and certainly set that up. Something we’ve dealt with in the series is how the crisis always has to come to us because we don’t have time to move anywhere in a real time world. In a two-hour (movie) representation of the 24 world, planes, trains, and automobiles all of a sudden become a factor because you are not required to go scene by scene in real time. That’s something I can say I am very excited about.
ReelzChannel recently spoke with Kiefer Sutherland about his latest movie Mirrors, but also asked about 24: The Movie
It's always been a desire but we've always known that for the writers, it's so hard for them to actually get through the series every year that we put the film on the back burner, that we would do it after the series was over, and that might be as soon as next year.
Fans of the TV series won't have to wait until next January for a new "24," because a 2-hour TV movie will air in November to set up the new season's action. Posted 08.13.08 by reelz