Its not good news for fans of hit drama 24 as EW report that 20th Century Fox has turned down a script submitted from screenwriter Billy Ray. The site claims that the story would have continued on the storyline from of the networks hit drama.
Here is what producer Howard Gordon had to say:
“As far as I know, it is in suspended animation. There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand [director/producer] Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer to talk about ideas. People are still talking about it.”
Earlier back in May 2010 Kiefer Sutherland spoke to EW and stated that the series finale would set up the story for the film. The film would have taken Jack Bauer to Europe and would revolve more around Bauer than the CTU offices, according to Variety.
“We wanted to create a definitive end for Jack Bauer. Since we do have the intention to make the feature film, it would lead into that and certainly set that up. Something we’ve dealt with in the series is how the crisis always has to come to us because we don’t have time to move anywhere in a real time world. In a two-hour (movie) representation of the 24 world, planes, trains, and automobiles all of a sudden become a factor because you are not required to go scene by scene in real time. That’s something I can say I am very excited about.”
Despite the turnaround Gordon states that we have not seen that last of Jack Bauer and states:
“I was disapppointed [Fox] passed on the script but I’m certainly hopeful that the movie will get made at some point,” he said. “Anecdotally, I’ve heard from people who are really missing the show and I do think there is more life in Jack Bauer.”