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Fox Interested in "24: The Movie"

Posted: August 6th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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IGN had the chance to speak to "24" executive producer Jon Cassar about the status of a big screen version of the popular television series. In addition to being a producer, Cassar has also helmed a few episodes and was the director of the upcoming TV-movie "24: Exile," which will serve as a prequel to the seventh season.

The site wondered whether "24: Exile" sparked new interest in pursuing a "24" feature film. "Yes, big time," said Cassar. "Actually, I think there's more talk now about doing a theatrical film than there ever has been."

He said 20th Century Fox (who produce the show) were enthused, "Now that they've seen what we can do. Basically, we had a normal pattern budget [on Exile]. We had a little more, but not much. And so they saw that and went, 'Wow, this looks incredible. Imagine if these guys had a feature budget what they could do.'"

Speaking of the feature film, Cassar added: "I personally don't think that can happen as long as we're doing the television show. Not with the same people, and that's been the biggest problem. We do want to use the same people. We want the same people to be involved, including the writers, obviously. They've got it the hardest, because they finish one year and then they're writing [the next]. They're talking Season 8 ideas already."

Because much of Season 7 was shot last year, production will be completed before this year is over, meaning there will be another unusually long break until 24's usual June start on the next season. And so despite the doubts he expressed, Cassar said that could possibly lead to the film happening sooner than later. "There's a six month gap there that they can get ahead in writing [Season 8] or take time to write the feature film," he remarked, adding, "No one knows exactly how that's going to work."

Click here to read more about "24: The Movie."

Source: IGN


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