20th Century Fox’s film and TV studios are teaming to finally bring hit television series “24” to the big screen, reports Variety. Billy Ray (State of Play, Flightplan) will write the script for the feature.
Ray’s pitch, which takes Jack Bauer to Europe, was a hit with Fox executives and producers of the TV series, reports Variety.
The trade adds that the script came through “24” star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who is reportedly eager to turn the series into a feature franchise.
Variety cautions that a “24” feature is still very much in the preliminary stages and there are a number of factors influencing how quickly it moves ahead, including the fate of the TV show.
Fox hasn’t decided whether to order a ninth season of the show. If Fox decides to pass for another season, Fox TV could shop the show to other networks, which would put the movie on the backburner.