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fox pulls plug on 24 movie kiefer sutherland furious
OregonHarold.com ^ | 03/14/2012 | Oregonherald

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 24; movie

1 posted on 03/14/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT by aimhigh
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That makes two of us.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 5:05:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

idunno the promo poster looked interesting in “bourne” kind of way.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 5:06:19 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: aimhigh

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.........


4 posted on 03/14/2012 5:08:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: aimhigh

Actual title contains capitalization.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 5:09:47 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: aimhigh

You don't want me angry...

6 posted on 03/14/2012 5:09:55 PM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: aimhigh

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?


7 posted on 03/14/2012 5:09:57 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Gene Eric

I want 50 million before I leave this room or I go outside and gut all the fish in your koi pond!

8 posted on 03/14/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: aimhigh

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.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: aimhigh

Damn... he’ll shoot us all in the leg!


10 posted on 03/14/2012 5:13:07 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: Linda Frances

Don’t you think you just gave yourself the answer?


11 posted on 03/14/2012 5:13:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: aimhigh

Fox is only paying keifer a million to do the film....I’d balk too!!!


12 posted on 03/14/2012 5:14:35 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: aimhigh

DAMMIT!!


13 posted on 03/14/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: isthisnickcool

We need to set up a perimeter.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 5:17:43 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: aimhigh

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. :(


15 posted on 03/14/2012 5:18:00 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: McGruff

"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. "

16 posted on 03/14/2012 5:19:59 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
There is something about the timing of this movie that is not hitting liberals right. I'm sure there was pressure to hold it off until after the election.

This is not a money issue. It is a sure hit.

17 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:41 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: USNBandit

LOL! “Emil” looks like my boss.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:58 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Lazlo in PA
From the Hollywood Reporter:
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.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 5:22:16 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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?


20 posted on 03/14/2012 5:22:25 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 5:25:43 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: aimhigh

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.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 5:27:33 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: aimhigh

Who names their kid ‘Keifer’ anyway?


23 posted on 03/14/2012 5:32:54 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: aimhigh

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..!

SOUTH AFRICA....!!

We’ve all been terrorized by THEM, right...?


24 posted on 03/14/2012 5:33:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: aimhigh

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!).


25 posted on 03/14/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: aimhigh

Kiefer’s not the only one who’s furious! I am, too!


26 posted on 03/14/2012 5:33:36 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Tucker39
in order to not produce anything that might offend ragheads

They aren't rags, they are sheets.

27 posted on 03/14/2012 5:34:17 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: gaijin

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..... >:(


28 posted on 03/14/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: aimhigh

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.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 5:37:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: aimhigh

They will work it out. Notice the phrase it is “on hold” instead of a dead deal.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Venturer

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.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Hammerhead

Fathers named “Donald.”


32 posted on 03/14/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Hammerhead

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.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 6:23:34 PM PDT by Boiling point
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To: aimhigh

Bummer...


34 posted on 03/14/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by mikeIII
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To: aimhigh

Keifer could chip in the rest.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 6:27:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Boiling point

7 names??

Celebutard families are so weird!!


36 posted on 03/14/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Yo-Yo; Hammerhead

“Reifer” was taken.


37 posted on 03/14/2012 6:57:34 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: humblegunner
Actual title contains capitalization.

Weird. I did a cut and paste.

38 posted on 03/14/2012 7:57:51 PM PDT by aimhigh
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