Kiefer Sutherland Confirms 24 Movie

By Jan 22, 2011 Comment (0)

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As said by Kiefer Sutherland, the long-discussed film adaptation of 24, the Emmy Award-winning series that ended its run last year, should begin shooting in “about eight months.”

The film was originally planned to have been shot in between show’s sixth and seventh seasons (the show ran eight seasons). 24-hour timeframe will be filmed in two hours long. Sutherland said

It’s a very difficult thing to take something you’ve done for eight years, almost two hundred episodes, and try to find a story that’s going to be unique and yet service the history of the show as well.”

20th Century Fox Television has axed Billy Ray’s (State of Play) 24 film script. Howard Gordon, the longtime executive producer of 24 who is also anticipated to produce the big screen version, told EW exclusively.

There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand (director/producer) Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer to talk about ideas. People are still talking about it.”

Other sources don’t voice the same opinion.  The Hollywood Reporter have had a chat with a publicist from Fox Studios who has denied Sutherland’s positive comments:

Unfortunately, Kiefer is overly optimistic.The project is still in development, with no director attached. All the other details have been reported.”

Nuclear terrorists, Mexican drug cartels … production delays: No task too difficult for Jack Bauer. If  the 24 movie is on and Jack himself. Kiefer Sutherland, told Extra he expects filming will begin “hopefully, by December or January.” EW reported earlier this month the Canadian actor will star in an action-packed 10-part web series, The Confession; will be making its world premier at Hulu in March.

Are you excited for a 24 movie? Let us know in the comments!

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Kiefer Sutherland in ’24’

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