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24: Movie Script Dead; Howard Gordon Not Involved

24 movieWhen it was announced that 24 was coming to an end, fans of the series could take some solace in the knowledge that a 24 movie was in the works. We later learned that the movie wasn’t actually a “done deal.” Now, seven months after we said goodbye to Jack Bauer, Chloe O’Brien, and the rest, we don’t seem to be any closer to seeing a 24 movie on the big screen.

In a recent interview, series writer/executive producer Howard Gordon said that the script that had been in the works has been shot down and, as of now, he’s not involved with the project.

AX: What’s going on with the movie?

GORDON: The movie is something that right now I’m not engaged or involved in. The rumors are that [director] Tony Scott has an idea that he is going to run it by or has run it by Kiefer Sutherland. I don’t know what the status of it is.

AX: Wasn’t there a Billy Ray script turned in?

GORDON: There was a script, but ultimately it wasn’t the right proposition. It wasn’t strong enough or compelling enough to the studio obviously to move ahead with it.

AX: So that version is dead?

GORDON: Yes.

AX: Did the movie take the conceit of the real-time hook or was it more broader based?

GORDON: It was more broader based and international.

What do you think? Do you think the 24 movie will ever get made? Is it a bad sign that Gordon isn’t involved?

 

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Jocelyn Porter February 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

I think you should make the damn movie and put us all out of our misery. I loved 24 it was the best show EVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!!! I would love to see it in a 3 hour movie with Jack all over the place, Jack character was so smooth he even kill with class come on bring it back please

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abc February 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

i tink the 24 movie wiilll go ahead cas ive seen loads of trailers and adds and i shud b in the summer

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admin February 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

@abc: Don’t know what you’ve seen but the studio hasn’t made any ads or trailers for a 24 movie.

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nick January 6, 2011 at 6:48 am

I loved 24 but the further away it is in the rear view mirror the less interested i become. But if Tony Scott does get involved and direct it i think it would get me interested.

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Adam T December 30, 2010 at 6:48 am

I think they have to do a movie to tie up some loose ends. If you look back, there’s a thread of a major conspiracy going all the way back to Season One. Nina announces that she wasn’t working for the Drazens. Later in Season Six, we learn that Jack’s brother and father were part of an organization tied to the events of Season Five. Then in Season Seven, we’re introduced to Alan Wilson and his group, which seems to be this organization and he appears to be the head of it, but there’s nothing conclusive and if he talked during questioning, it wasn’t revealed. If they had Jack go after someone that tied all the way back to Nina killing his wife in Season One, it would be a great personal hook for the story.

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Brenda December 24, 2010 at 11:59 am

I do think the movie will be made. We just will have to wait a little longer than first expected. Kiefer can’t just leave Jack hanging out there. We, the fans, need closure.

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