Jack Bauer may remain on the run -- forever. After 192 hours (or 8 television seasons), '24' came to a close last May, with Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) fleeing the country, the subject of a manhunt by U.S. and Russian authorities. We've been anticipating a movie version for years, but now we hear that the proposed script has not met with the approval of the studio behind the project.
Producer Howard Gordon told EW.com that Fox has passed on the script by Billy Ray ('Shattered Glass,' 'State of Play'), though Gordon is still hopeful that the movie will get made: "There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand (director/producer) Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer to talk about ideas." Reportedly, the script was completed months ago, with the premise collapsing the TV show's season-long 24-hour structure (one hour per episode) into 120 minutes or so. Eliminating the show's novel selling point would free the movie to traverse a broader swath of geography within a single day. The latest news doesn't make a movie version look good, but does that mean the project is dead?