20th Century Fox has axed the 24 film script from State of Play screenwriter Billy Ray about rogue CTU agent Jack Bauer from the long-running TV drama 24, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"As far as I know, it is in suspended animation," said 24 executive producer Howard Gordon. "There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand (director/producer) Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer Sutherland to talk about ideas. People are still talking about it."

"I was disappointed [Fox] passed on the script but I'm certainly hopeful that the movie will get made at some point," Howard Gordon said. "Anecdotally, I've heard from people who are really missing the show and I do think there is more life in Jack Bauer."

The plan is to make a two-hour movie presentation of the 24 world everyone has come to know.

No production date has been set.