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Clock Stops On The 24 Movie Again
Jack won't be back just yet...

14 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Clock Stops On The 24 Movie Again

We like to think Kiefer Sutherland has been spending the last few months pointing guns at his reflection in the mirror and shouting “Damnit!” at strangers to keep Jack Bauer fresh and ready to shoot the 24 movie this spring. Sadly for him, it looks like that’s been in vain as the 24 movie clock has stopped once more.

According to Deadline, the problems are various, including scheduling issues around Sutherland’s shooting and promotional time for new TV drama Touch, trouble locking in a director and, if rumours elsewhere are to be believed, disputes over salary and budget.

While the film has been developing for ages and faced other issues during its multiple script drafts, it all looked like the production would be on track to shoot around next month, with writers Billy Ray and Mark Bomback cracking a story that would, assuming the first movie is a success, play out across a trilogy.

While there was no deal in place, Training Day's Antoine Fuqua had apparently been in real talks to take on shot-calling duties. Now, though, depending on the source, it’s either dead in the water or on hold until everything can be worked out, and not likely to shoot before the year is out.

But have faith: not only does 20th Century Fox fully realise what it has in this potential franchise (which happens to have a global audience of fans clamouring for Jack’s return), but the film also has Brian Grazer on board as producer. And he’s not a man who lets little issues like budget disagreements or studio politics get in the way of making movies happen. If he can find someone to consider getting the Dark Tower project rebuilt, he can bring Jack back to life.


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RE: "THE JACK BAUER INITIATIVE"
Official request to start this up has been sent to the empire office team.... Lets see if they bother to reply. More

Posted by Agent Jack Bauer CTU at 16:03 on 16 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: THE JACK BAUER INITIATIVE
yes, lets not p*ss about. if anybody wants to legitimately do this, i'm happy to donate for a 24 filum! More

Posted by jaydief at 18:13 on 15 March 2012 | Report This Post

THE JACK BAUER INITIATIVE
Dear Empire & Valued Empire readers. I would like to make a proposal. You may remember Kiefer Sutherland being involved in "The 1 Second Film", whereby a movie was produced using "Crowd Funding". I propose we get a mutual party (I'm suggesting Empire Magazine), to open a bank account, and link the details to a facebook / twitter / myspace page, where the (millions I'm sure) of fans of 24 can donante a minimum of £1 into a fund to put towards the budget & get this More

Posted by Agent Jack Bauer CTU at 12:53 on 15 March 2012 | Report This Post

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It hardly matters what the story is about, put Jack in a jet copter, borrow one of Michael Mann's beloved digital cameras, and set him off on a 24 hour maguffin trail across Europe, running/flying from the UK to various European cities, The Alps, The Med, etc-etc...............the compelling hook is surely that all of these diverse places are within short striking distance.................. More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 10:36 on 15 March 2012 | Report This Post

JACKS 24 HOUR MISSION WILL BE POSSIBLE
THE 24 MOVIE TRILOGY LOOK A GOOD POSSIBILITY IF KIEFER COMMITS HIS TIME TO THIS GREAT PROJECT FOR THE BIG SCREEN VERSION OR (VERSIONS). IF TOM CRUISES MISSIONS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CAN REVIVE A SIMILAR OLD 60S SHOW WITH 4 MOVIES SO FAR THEN JACK BAUER WILL REIGN SUPREME . WATCH THIS SPACE THAT WANT SELF DESTUCT IN 30SECS MORE LIKE 24 HOURS!! More

Posted by drainpipe1957 at 22:24 on 14 March 2012 | Report This Post

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