The word on the Hollywood gossip grapevine is that 20th Century Fox have rejected a screenplay for the proposed 24 movie. The film, which Tony Scott has expressed huge interest in directing, has been long in the running over at the studio, and gained huge momentum when Scott’s name started to become attached to it last year, but it looks like the studio didn’t find an awful lot to like in the submitted screenplay by STATE OF PLAY writer Billy Ray.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Fox were not fans.
“As far as I know, it is in suspended animation,” the show’s executive producer Howard Gordon said.
“There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand (director/producer) Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer to talk about ideas. People are still talking about it.”
“I was disapppointed [Fox] passed on the script but I’m certainly hopeful that the movie will get made at some point.”