’24′ Movie Aiming for a Spring 2012 Start Date

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

24 Jack Bauer Movie 24 Movie Aiming for a Spring 2012 Start Date

Jack is back – for real this time. At the beginning of the year, a report claimed that Fox was unsatisfied with Billy Ray’s script for the big screen version of the hit series 24 and that the movie was in temporary limbo. Not long after, however, Kiefer Sutherland said that the movie was still in the works and that certain elements of Ray’s script were still in play.

Now, just like its hero, the 24 movie has burst back to life to kick terrorist butt. According to a new report, 24 is just about ready for the big time, pending some last-minute tweaks to the screenplay from new screenwriter Mark Bomback (Unstoppable, The Wolverine).

Deadline has the story that Imagine Entertainment and Fox are pushing hard to get the film started by spring to accommodate Kiefer Sutherland’s schedule. Assuming there’s nothing wrong with Bomback’s take on the script, which he has to turn in by the end of the year, 24 could start filming as early as April 2012.

At this point, we don’t know who Jack Bauer will be fighting as the veteran federal agent/bad-ass, but its unlikely that fans of the series will care. Over its eight seasons on the air, 24 racked up a huge following for its explosive action and fast-paced storytelling. In retrospect, it seems unlikely that anyone (even a counter-terrorist agent) would have so many terrible days, but Bauer’s frequent life-and-death challenges were a breath of fresh air in a TV world filled with reality shows.

One concern about the 24 movie is that it doesn’t have a director yet. Deadline says that director Tony Scott is not attached to the film anymore, but five directors are currently vying for the spot. Needless to say, whoever does take on the director’s chair for the 24 movie has a big job on their hands, particularly since many reviewers (including our own Vic Holtreman) thought the 24 series finale was weak.

Are you excited that the 24 movie seems to be moving along? What story do you hope to see for Jack Bauer on the big screen?

Source: Deadline

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  1. I have to agree that the season finale was weak! A total let down….

  2. I DARE them to give us 12 two hour movies to be released on a month to month basis. could be big

    • Now THAT would take some cahones. :)

  3. I like to see either Steven Soderbergh or Antoine Fuqua to direct the 24 movie. The film needs a director who can elevate the 24 franchise so it won’t feel like a tv episode on the big screen.

  4. Damn it!!!

    Best show ever!

  5. So did anyone actually take the time to count how many years total were spanned between day one and day eight? Isn’t it like a decade or something.

    Hopefully it won’t be another were going to nuke the us storyline and will be more along the lines of season one.

    • I think it’s closer to fifteen years altogether.

      And the nukes were always odd seasons. 2,4,6,8 for some reason.

  6. I hope they go with an R rating that way we can see how far Jack will go for the greater good.

    • I think we’ve seen Jack go pretty far already, hard to imagine how he could any further than gutting a man like in season 8.

      • You are correct. You can’t go much further than that. I meant I want to actually see more Rated R action movies like we used to get…Rambo, Commando, Lethal Weapon, etc. Every studio aims for PG-13 to broaden their market.

      • That’s why I shouldn’t comment on any articles before I have my morning Dr Pepper.

  7. Maybe have the CTU try to stop a bunch of sleeper cells or something. It’s just hard to do something in two+ hours that normally takes 24. Maybe it will have something to do with cartels down in Mexico? You know something that’s currently going on right now?

  8. loved watching this show with my dad on monday nights. can’t wait for the movie

  9. Can’t wait! Go, Jack!

  10. I would love for 24 to become a film series like Bond. How great would it be to see Jack Bauer wreaking havoc on terrorists on the big screen every 2 years?
    Also, this needs a hard R rating.

  11. Why isn’t this out yet? I wanna see a “24″ movie. And yes they should split this into a 2 part movie. 1st part in the summer and 2nd around the holidays. Stop delaying things that people want to see. 24 was a great show, but couple of the seasons could have done better. Or maybe be a 3 part movie in a 6 hour time frame.

    • Also, THIS SHOULD BE RATED RS-17. “Real S@#T for people 17 and over to watch”.

  12. Even if it turns out good…I doubt it’ll make much at the box office….I just don’t think people will lay out money to see a two hour version of what they’re used to see extended on commercial TV. Unless it’s up against a weak selection I just don’t think people will pay to see if they can catch it on HBO or Showtime…

  13. I wonder if Jon Cassar or Brad Turner are being considered for directing it? They directed most of the episodes in the series. Michael Cuesta (one of the directors of the Homeland series) would also I think be a good candidate. Maybe even someone like Michael Mann? Any thoughts on any of those?

  14. tundrabeast: 24 isnt syndicated on HBO or showtime, so i dunno where your going with that…….fans will pay the money to see it and people who have casual interest will probably go to see what the fuss is about (a huge ad campaign and perhaps product tie-ins are inevitable) unless the script is total crap, i see at least 2 sequels beyond the first movie………

  15. after watching MI4 this weekend, I’d like to see Brad Burd direct the 24 film. The script has to be a good one though, or itll be a redbox rental for me.

    • We’ve had terrorists, corrupt politicians, moles, what about Jack protecting the US from….Extra Terrestials, well Extra Terrestial technology. Those pesky Chinese have got their hands on Alien weaponary from an audacious raid on Area 51, and plan to eradicate Washington & New York with their masterplan to be the No.1 Super-Power on the planet.

  16. Really cant wait for Jack to work his magic again!

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