After years of attempts to bring the hit FOX show to the big screen, the road to theaters has recently gone cold for 24 fans, and last week, famed director Antoine Fuqua has confirmed that everything is in a state of limbo.
In a new interview with IndieWire, the OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN director says,
“Yeah, that’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me,” Fuqua shrugs, putting the stake in what has always been a pretty tenuous project. “I met with Kiefer [Sutherland], Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [’Touch‘].” The story that circulated was that there were budgetary disputes, as well as the matter of a meager offer to Sutherland, and Fuqua leans towards that by admitting, “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.”
So while this means that the 24 movie is not completely buried, it is one hell of a nail to put in the coffin when the director most associated with the flick is saying he’s moved on…
So what do you think? Should a 24 movie be a priority for FOX? Is it something you’d fly out to see, or has too much time already passed? Let us know what you think below!