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Is the 24 Movie Finally Dead?

Ever since Firefly successfully went from a cancelled TV show to sci-fi film, every television show now aims to make a movie once it leaves the airwaves. If it has a loyal cult following, there are talks of a movie as soon as that last episode airs. 24 has been off the air for over 3 years and there’s still no forward progression on the 24 movie. The fervor on the show has started to die down at this point, and with the director Antoine Fuqua officially stepping down, the project is left with no director, a star who’s increasingly busy, and a fanbase with a dwindling attention span.

The Playlist spoke with Fuqua about the project and said:

Yeah, that’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me, I met with Kiefer, Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show. I don’t think he was able to get a proper agreement with Fox. The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing.

Personally, this may be for the best. The appeal of the original 24 series was how the story would unfold in real-time, each hour of the show showing an hour in the life of Jack Bauer. A film following that format would be difficult to sustain. Plus, given the state of action films today with Die Hard and The Expendables, do we really need Jack Bauer on the silver screen?

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Kristal Bailey

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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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