Now That No One Cares Anymore: '24: The Motion Picture'

February 9, 2010

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Time to find out how heroic Jack Bauer can be given 22 hours less time! Variety is reporting that 24 is in the early stages of development for a feature film adaptation that would give Kiefer Sutherland barely enough time to meet the President, save a kidnapped scientist/relative, and have a stand-off with a terrorist:

Twentieth Century Fox's film and TV studios are conspiring to finally bring hit television series "24" to the bigscreen.

The film side has hired scribe Billy Ray ("State of Play," "Flightplan") to pen the script for the feature version.

Ray's pitch, which takes Jack Bauer to Europe, was a hit with Fox execs and producers of the high-concept television series.

Insiders cautioned that a "24" feature is still very much in the preliminary stages. There are a number of factors influencing how quickly it moves ahead, including the fate of the TV show.

This seems like it's starting to become a real trend lately. How many more television shows will I find out are still on the air when I hear someone's making a movie?

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