Fans of Jack Bauer and his anger management solution to global terrorism have had their day and this year saw the final season of 24.

After eight seasons and an extended TV special there were rumours of a big screen outing for Jack Bauer to follow in the footsteps of fellow JBs, Messrs. Bond and Bourne.

The stars appeared to be aligning nicely for CTU’s European Vacation with London one of the supposed venues for Kiefer Sutherland’s man on a mission with a script coming from Billy Ray whose previous form includes Breach, which had 24 alum Dennis Haysbert in its cast, and he also had a hand in the screenplay for last year’s State of Play.

In an interview with Assignment X (via MovieWeb) one of the man behind the show, Howard Gordon, gives a few updates on the movie, neither of which are particularly promising. The Billy Ray script was deemed not “strong enough or compelling enough to the studio obviously to move ahead with it” and Gordon expands,

The movie is something that right now I’m not engaged or involved in. The rumors are that [director] Tony Scott has an idea that he is going to run it by or has run it by Kiefer Sutherland. I don’t know what the status of it is.

So, 24 fans, what would you rather? A 24 movie driven by Tony Scott or no 24 movie at all? Obviously there are no further details, but with eight days making a week for Jack Bauer and narratives pushed far beyond credulity is there much more we can take, and is Tony Scott the man to thrust new life into the series?