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:
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?