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Despite Kiefer Sutherland's Claims, A '24' Movie Is Not Shooting In The Next Eight Months

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 22, 2011 2:39 AM
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Sometimes Hollywood is like a magical genie: if you talk about a project enough times, it will get a greenlight, simply because people interpret "talking about" to be "buzz" and "anticipation" which, somewhere down the line, is supposed to equal dollars. So this sudden chatter regarding a "24" movie might be doing the TV adaptation a favor, as it recently hit a roadblock with Fox rejecting a script from "Flightplan" and "Breach" scribe Billy Ray.

20th Century Fox Turns Down Billy Ray's Script For The Movie Of '24'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 1, 2011 5:31 AM
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'My Name Is Jack Bauer, And I Am In Development Hell'Bad news for those hoping for the further adventures of Kiefer Sutherland's rogue CTU agent Jack Bauer: apparently Fox has rejected a script from high-profile scribe Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass," "Salt") for a feature film continuing the adventures of the lead character of "24," the hit series that ran for eight years and successfully tapped into that raw post-9/11 paranoia during the Bush years. The intention all along was to push the show into the cinematic world, but so-so ratings for the final season, coupled with likely budgetary concerns (the series might as well have been called "Shooting Down Exploding Helicopters") have put the kibosh on big screen plans.

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