Skip to comments.fox pulls plug on 24 movie kiefer sutherland furious
Posted on 03/14/2012 5:02:51 PM PDT by aimhigh
The movie based on the conspiracy-terrorism-action show was in pre-production and set to start shooting next month, but has now ground to a halt because Fox will greenlight a budget no higher than $30 million, while Sutherland and producer Brian Grazer feel the budget needs to be in the low $40s at its tightest.
A Fox spokesman confirmed that the movie was on hold, and said it was related to timing.
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That makes two of us.
idunno the promo poster looked interesting in “bourne” kind of way.
I enjoyed the “24” series tremendously and was sorry to see it end. As far as a movie, I don’t think it could have cramned in the same 24 hour intensity in an hour and a half.........
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You don't want me angry...
FOX is a bunch of dopes. You are telling me a 24 movie won’t be able to break the $40 Million dollar mark in the first week?
I want 50 million before I leave this room or I go outside and gut all the fish in your koi pond!
Why did Fox do this? The liberals hated it because it showed the terrorist in their true light. It was a big pro-republican show. I was hoping it would be back. It was my favorite show.
Damn... he’ll shoot us all in the leg!
Don’t you think you just gave yourself the answer?
Fox is only paying keifer a million to do the film....I’d balk too!!!
We need to set up a perimeter.
Crap. I never saw 24 on it’s first run. I started watching it a couple of months ago on Netflix. From the very beginning. Every night I would take my iPhone to bed and watch it under the covers. I am going through withdrawal now and was looking forward to the movie. :(
"I killed all the koi, and blew up his personal helicopter. Next, Chloe, I need you to hack into his Keurig coffee maker and set it for extra weak brew. That will break him for sure. "
This is not a money issue. It is a sure hit.
LOL! “Emil” looks like my boss.
Fox is leery about letting too much time lapse between the end of 24 and the release of the film in theaters, based on its experience with The X-Files.
The first X-Files movie debuted in theaters in 1998, while the hit television show was still on the air. X-Files grossed a handy $189.2 million worldwide. The second film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, was released in 2008, six years after the show's final episode.
I Want to Believe fared poorly, grossing only $63.4 million worldwide, including a paltry $21 million domestically (Fox spent far less to make the second movie).
In addition, while Sutherland is considered an A-list television star, he hasn't starred in a hit film since the 1990s. And 24, while a big hit for Fox, had lost some of its audience by the time the drama finished its eight-season run.
Are they a bunch of dopes, or a cadre of cowards, bending over and grabbing the ankles in order to not produce anything that might offend ragheads.....and the immam in chief in the White Hut?
It’s not just getting 40 million bucks, you have to assume the budget will be blown by at least 50%, so now you’re at 60 million, then you generally want to spend at least 50% of the budget (approved) on advertising, so now you’re at 80 million, and distributors and the theaters still get a cut so you generally need to double the out to break even. So you want to make 160 million bucks with a show that lost 25% of its ratings in its last year on the air, which was 2 years ago, and if they’re still arguing budget the movie is at least 2 years away. I’m sure the middling fate of the second X-Files movie made them a bit gun shy.
Another article I read says Fox is blaiming it on a “timing” issue. Keifer only has 7 weeks off from “Touch” before it starts up again.
Who names their kid ‘Keifer’ anyway?
Very scared after the movie of Clancy’s, “The Sum of All Fears”:
The baddies were written as the muzzies we ALL expect, but presto-change-o, braaaave Hollywood transformed them into blonde terrorists from....
Wait for it..!
We’ve all been terrorized by THEM, right...?
Damn TV networks.
They played the same game with “Deadwood” - promising fans it would be back, and then pulling the plug once they thought everyone forgot.
Hopefully the powers-that-be (or Jack Bauer) can figure out how to get these nitwits’ heads screwed back on straight. We’ve been without “24” long enough!
(Hmmm. Hey... Rush is a big “24” fan... maybe HE can finance the other 10 million!).
Kiefer’s not the only one who’s furious! I am, too!
They aren't rags, they are sheets.
Sam deal with the re-make of “Red Dawn” —was shot bravely as an invasion of the USA by the ChiComs, right?
THEN Hollywood put some more thought into the lucrative PRC film market of 1.3 billion eye pairs —we KNOW they’d never pirate movies, right?
Suddenly he invaders of the USA were rice-craving NORTH KOREANS..... >:(
Dang it. I hadn’t heard this. I think Kiefer has every reason to be pissed off. After all the money he made the network and this is how they treat him. Try other companies, I can’t imagine another company not wanting to pick it up immediately.
They will work it out. Notice the phrase it is “on hold” instead of a dead deal.
We already know Fox News is in the tank for Romney. Is Fox and Fox News one in the same, both owned by Murdock? Whatever the answer is it looks like they are doing what Hollywood wants. Sad.
Fathers named “Donald.”
Full name: Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland
I was a big fan but had to stop watching when they hired that c*** Janine Garafalo.
Keifer could chip in the rest.
Celebutard families are so weird!!
“Reifer” was taken.
Weird. I did a cut and paste.
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