'24' Movie 'On Hold' Over Budget And Scheduling Issues: [ send to a friend ]
A '24' movie has been in the works ever since the series wrapped up in May 2010.
Last year, after producer Brian Grazer said the project was a go, it looked like it would finally happen.
However, plans for the film have once again hit a snag as producers are in disagreement with Fox over the budget.
The studio has reportedly given the film a $30 million budget, but Kiefer Sutherland and Grazer do not think a worthy action thriller can be produced for less than $40 million.
Sutherland is also said to be upset that he was offered $1 million to star in and produce the feature. He was reportedly expecting closer to $5 million for the film.
Fox confirms the movie is "on hold" but claims it's only due to scheduling issues.
"We're still working on a script, and hope to film when Kiefer next has time. But this all came down to timing, and seven weeks is not enough time to prep a movie like this."
The film was to begin filming next month after 'Touch' wrapped up filming its first season. But now it looks like that may not happen until next year at the earliest.
If that's the case, one wonders whether the studio will ultimately decide interest in the series has worn off and give up on the project altogether.