With Touch being a massive flop and pilot season heating up, other networks are starting to offer Kiefer Sutherland starring roles in their pilots. One of these is potential NBC series The Black List which would have Kiefer playing a criminal. The plot synopsis sounds extremely similar to the USA Network show White Collar.
NBC has offered Kiefer Sutherland a starring role in the pilot The Black List, a provocative new development that doesn’t seem to bode well for the future of Touch on Fox.
From Jon Bokenkamp, The Black List is about how the world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.
Sutherland has been offered the role of the criminal. It’s a second position offer, since no decision has been made on the future of the Sutherland starrer Touch. But Fox can’t be pleased with how the second year drama from Tim Kring is performing on Fridays: the series averaged 2.7 million viewers and a mere .7 rating in adults 18-49 last week.
If Kiefer accepts and assuming the pilot gets picked up to series, you can rule out the 24 movie shooting any time soon…
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BMANFebruary 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm
Gerry ManderFebruary 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm
I for one still do very much care about the ’24’ movie, and if Kiefer does too, I would presume and/or hope that he’ll want to take advantage of his open schedule later this year and finally, FINALLY get the bloody thing shot… and then he can worry about taking on a new series…
GuestFebruary 28, 2013 at 1:31 am
BMANFebruary 28, 2013 at 2:27 am
CatherineFebruary 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm
Because with this cheesy show, Touch, Kiefer has lost a part of his attraction, and he didn’t make popular movies too. I’ll be glad if Touch is canceled and if Le Kief comes back with a good series and an huge succes !
CatherineFebruary 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm
“I did my best for the film to see the light, but it is currently out of my hands.”
GuestFebruary 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm
Gerry ManderFebruary 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm
GuestMarch 1, 2013 at 12:51 am
Gerry ManderMarch 1, 2013 at 2:57 am
According to Joel Surnow back in March 2006, they had a plot in mind even at that early stage, and the plan was to have the movie take place over a 24-hour day, with the action in the three main location settings playing out in real-time segments of around 40+ minutes each. In an interview that Kiefer did in 2006 or 2007, he stated the movie would be self-contained and outside of the series’ chronological timeline, not a direct continuation of the preceding season’s events in other words.
This is the likeliest reason that outline was never used, although I’m sure with a bit of rewriting, it could easily have been fitted to align with the events of Season 8, so why they hired Billy Ray to write a whole new story from scratch in February 2010 when Ray could just as easily have penned a first draft screenplay of the already-written outline is anyone’s guess, it would surely have saved a lot of time, and very possibly could have resulted in the film being made before now, guess we’ll never know for sure though…
GuestMarch 1, 2013 at 4:20 am
GuestMarch 1, 2013 at 4:23 am
RorshachLives!March 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm
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RorshachLives!March 2, 2013 at 11:01 pm
GuestMarch 3, 2013 at 7:55 am
XMarch 4, 2013 at 6:32 am
TrevorMarch 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm
CatherineMarch 17, 2013 at 11:49 am
JACKBApril 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm
YehaaJuly 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm