But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Sorry Jack Bauer fans!
Under threat of an impending terrorist attack It looks like pre-production on the highly anticipated 24 film has ground to a screeching halt.
Apparently, negotiations between FOX, the filmmakers, and Kiefer Sutherland have been convoluted at best, with all sides not being very clear with each other.
Like most arguments in life, this one boiled down to $$$, with FOX allegedly wanting to keep the movie budget under $30 million, while the film makers asked for $45 - $60 million.
And supposedly, Kiefer was insulted when offered a paltry $1 million in a deal that would have garnered more reward with the film's success.
This film was supposed to start production this March, with Antoine Fuqua directing and Keifer Sutherland reprising his ass-kicking role.
Ugh, Money, money, money!!!
It's sad no one involved could set aside their feelings over the reduced sums - that any normal person would be happy to accept - simply for their love of entertainment and the fans who pay their salaries.
No worries, though…we're just waiting for the day they announce production for 24: The Musical!!
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