’24’ Movie Pushed to Next Year
Kiefer Sutherland has made peace with Twentieth Century Fox over his “24” movie, but the project has been pushed until next year.
The movie production was set to start shooting next month after Sutherland wraps the season for his television series, “Touch,” but a dispute over budget and the star’s fees put the project off schedule and means it has to be pushed until next year.
“It didn’t work out right now. Everyone is trying to figure out how to do it next year,” an individual close to the project told TheWrap.
A Fox spokesman did not respond to several requests for comment.
The plan now is for a new writer to rework the script, which Billy Ray wrote.
Earlier this month, TheWrap reported that Kiefer Sutherland, who stars in the television series and the film, and is one of the movie’s producers, was furious with Fox over budget and salary issues.
In the early stages of negotiations, Fox offered to pay Sutherland $1 million, rather than the $5 million he wanted. In another round, the studio offered $2 million.
The studio also wanted to cap the movie’s budget at $30 million, while Sutherland and producer Brian Grazer thought the movie needed at least somewhere in the low $40 million range.