“24″ film script rejected

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
December 16th, 2010

Sorry, all you 24 fans out there, the film version of your beloved series might take a little bit longer than you were expecting to hit the big screen. The project, which seemed to be on the fast track after the show's cancellation, seems to have hit a standstill.

Back in March we got word from Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland, that the script to the film had been completed. That's why it came as a shock when word got out today that the first version of the script has been rejected.

This news come from Assignment X, who convinced 24 executive producer, Howard Gordon, to reveal a little bit about the upcoming film. He then revealed that they felt Billy Ray's script wasn't up to snuff. He also revealed that though he is not involved with the project currently, director Tony Scott has a couple ideas for the film.

It seems a little surprising that Fox did not move ahead with the film version of 24, as the longer they wait the more likely they are to lose fan interest. At the same time, it is probably a good thing that the first version was scrapped, as that shows that they are putting the type of care and attention into the script that it probably deserves.

What would you guys like Jack Bauer's next adventure to be like?

Source Assignment X, via Cinema Blend

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