Main reasons includes failed negotiations over Kiefer Sutherland's salary and scheduling conflicts, which includes the actor working on Heroes creator Tim Kring's sophomore supernatural drama/thriller Touch, where Sutherland is also executive producer.
"I don't think he was able to get a proper agreement with Fox" Fuqua stated. "The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing."
Television's longest-running, espionage-centric series, 24 (2001-2010, FOX) earned Sutherland a Golden Globe and a Emmy as Jack Bauer, the maverick federal agent who became the action hero for the 9/11 generation: waging a war on terrorism and corruption in Los Angeles, Africa, Washington, D.C. and New York City.
24's Jack Bauer, who is the right mixture of Dirty Harry and Die Hard's John McClane, would have been The Fugitive meets The Equalizer meets Jack Reacher on the big screen.
The plot? Bauer, now an ex-spy pursued by every law enforcement and government agency, goes underground. Moving from one place to another throughout the world, he atones for his sins by helping those who can't fight for themselves and righting their wrongs, for Jack Bauer is once again the guy always does the right thing.
for Jack Bauer is once again the guy who always does the right thing.