Big news for fans of FOX's 24 is that the popular action series may be brought to the big screen sometime in the future. Screenwriter Billy Ray has been hired to write the movie version. However, whether the movie deal proceeds might still depend on whether FOX decides to renew the series for season nine or not.
Ratings have been strong on the series, however rising production costs have helped to end some series, especially with companies like NBC Universal. So FOX will have to balance factors such as costs in any decision to renew the series or not.