Hands down 24 has been my favorite TV series ever, I must loved it and Jack Bauer was quite simply the most amazing character to ever grace my TV screen. I was seriously upset when 24 finished, and while some said that the show had run its course, I felt that the second half of the last season provided some truly excellent moments. This lead me to hope that maybe, just maybe the series would return.
Sadly it didn’t, and then all hope rested on the 24 movie which has been in the pipeline for years. Since those plans came about, Jack Bauer, sorry, Kiefer Sutherland, went on and made that dull TV series Touch. I gave up after three or four episodes, I missed Bauer too much and this Touch nonsense was annoying me. I still held out hope that 24 would return, and even though all we had to look forward to was a movie which would not be in real time, it was still something to look forward to.
Thanks to proposed director Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen, Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest), my 24 dreams have now been shattered. Speaking to The Playlist, he shed some light on the 24 movie he was supposed to be directing, and it is not good news:
“Yeah, that’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me,” Fuqua shrugs. “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 [’Touch‘].” There have been rumours of budget issues and also a poor offer made to Sutherland which Fuqua sort of confirmed, “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.”
Well, that’s that then. Goodbye 24 and Jack Bauer, you will be sorely missed…
(Source: The Playlist)