The long-gestating 24 feature film may be (slowly) inching closer to reality.
TVLine is reporting that talks for a 24 feature film have been “gathering steam” in the past few weeks, since the 12 episode revival series 24: Live Another Day wrapped its run on Fox (and Sky1 here in the UK). This proposed feature film is being developed internally at Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and has yet to be pitched to 20th Century Fox, who own the rights to 24.
Given the way in which 24: Live Another Day ended (SPOILER ALERT) – namely with Jack Bauer being taken prisoner by Russian FSB agents, who planned to transport him to Moscow to face “justice” for killing Russian Foreign Secretary Mikhail Novakovich – it is understood that this pitch is entirely different to the one that nearly got a greenlight in 2012 and would address Jack’s fate.
The only complication for this new feature film may be that the Fox network, under new co-Presidents Dana Walden and Gary Newman, both of whom previously championed 24 as the heads of 20th Century Fox Television, is largely expected to order a follow up event series to 24: Live Another Day, which would have a significant effect on the timetable (and probably storyline) for the proposed feature film.