24 cast and crew where on Larry King last night, and co-creator Robert Cochran stated that the movie filming in the 3 month hiatus between days 6 and 7 for a late 2007 release is now unlikely. With a tight schedule being most likely to blame.
Cochran made the suggestion that a film version would most likely have to wait until the TV show had finished, which if reports regarding Kiefer’s last contract are accurate could be as late as summer 2009 after a potential eighth day has been filmed.
This news will come as a big disappointment for fans, as all previous reports had the film progressing well, with some quoting Kiefer as having said the screenplay had been finished, and with Cochran and Surnow ready to take time away from the show to start prep for the film.
source : metro.co.uk
more : teenhollywood.com
“24 (FOX) – Co-creator/co-showrunner Bob Cochran has inked a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with the show’s producer 20th Century Fox Television. The pact, as you’d expect, covers his duties on “24” for the length of the deal as well as develop (along with fellow “24” co-creator/co-showrunner Joel Surnow) new projects for the studio.”
This report from futon critic points to atleast two more series of ’24’, this pretty much sets in stone other reports that there will be a fifth series, and probably kills off any hopes that NBC had of nicking the show from FOX.
source : www.thefutoncritic.com
UPDATE – Wednesday 18th May
“Stealing some of the thunder from networks with early upfront presentations, FOX reportedly has a deal in place to bring back “24” for two seasons,…, negotiations between FOX and the studio over ’24’ were complicated by the producers’ attempt to secure a higher license fee in order to handle the lofty production costs on the fourth year drama. There had been rumors that the lengthy discussions might allow another network — possibly NBC — to sneak in and steal the show…”
source : tv.zap2it.com
more : www.hollywoodreporter.com