24 film not happening, says director

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
12 March 2013

A film version of counter-terrorist drama show '24' is now off the cards, according to its former director.

Antoine Fuqua, helmsman of 'Training Day' and the forthcoming 'Olympus Has Fallen', has said that the project is now done with, at least from his his point of view, and that of its star Kiefer Sutherland.

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“Yeah, that’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me,” he said.

“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 [the Tim 'Heroes' Kring-created ’Touch‘].

“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.”

The project had been long in the gestation, and was thought to be the first of a trilogy of films based on the popular series.

It had also been rumoured that Sutherland did not sign on over the studio offering him a fee of $1 million, when he was requesting between $3 to 5 million.

The show ran from 2001, over eight seasons, the last airing in 2010.

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