Twentieth Century Fox has delayed production of the 24 movie until at least 2013, due to over budget and star salary issues. Sources are saying that Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer) is furious about the delay. Here's a quick rundown on the situation:
The 24 TV series ended on May 24, 2010.
The 24 movie was expected to take place 2 hours after the final season of the show.
The movie was in pre-production, and filming was set to begin in April 2012.
The movie was scheduled for a 2013 release in theaters.
Fox reportedly greenlight a budget no higher than $30 million for the movie.
Producer Brian Grazer reportedly wanted at least $40 million for the movie.
A Fox spokesman stated that the movie was on hold due to timing issues, so it's hard to say if those reports are false:
"We're still working on a script, and hope to make [it] when Kiefer next has time," said the spokesman. "But this all came down to timing, and seven weeks is not enough time to prep a movie like this."
Whatever the case... the following video speaks on behalf of every fan of this series: