Surprise! Keifer Sutherland's '24' Movie Has Been Delayed Yet Again
The film has been hyped up for years, and while Kiefer Sutherland was sure a feature film adaptation of 24 would get released in 2012, just last year producers were only looking to begin production this year. Well, the film got about as far as it has in development so far with Antoine Fuqua apparently attached to direct most recently with production beginning sometime this spring when Sutherland's new Fox series "Touch" goes on hiatus. Now Deadline has word that 20th Century Fox has decided not to move forward with the film this year. Rumors say it came down to budget, but the real reason may be less confrontational.
Apparently, both Fox and Kiefer Sutherland weren't convinced that they had enough time to complete production on the film before "Touch" needed to start shooting again for its second season, and neither of them wanted to rush. Either way, the film is ready to go, and it's just waiting for the official greenlight from the studio and another period of time when Sutherland doesn't have other obligations. Honestly, at this point 24 will have been out of the public eye for too long that I don't know that a film is going to be all that big of a deal. Plus, there's still the fact that it will lose the real-time concept that made the show so interesting to watch. I'd like to see it get off the ground, but at this point, I won't hold my breath, even if Jack Bauer could easily be the next John McClane on the big screen.