’24’ Movie Apparently Still in Development
It may have been 2 years since '24' left FOX's airwaves, but don't give up on the idea of seeing Jack Bauer on the big screen just yet. Even though series star Kiefer Sutherland maintains a full schedule these days, with shooting soon to commence on a second season of 'Touch,' the actor remains adamant that audiences haven't seen the last of the CTU agent. So what needs to happen to get a '24' movie going?
Kiefer Sutherland may not have traveled very far in two years, landing another successful hour-long series on FOX just two years after '24' closed out its eight-year run in 2010. Still, audiences clamor for the long-awaited big-screen adaptation of the popular counter-terrorism series, which Sutherland has insisted is still happening, in spite of the challenges presented by a new format and his 'Touch' filming schedule.
Speaking with Yahoo recently, Sutherland gave an update on the long-awaited film adaptation:
I’ve been working very hard to make that happen. The process has taken us so long because it’s such a complicated script to write. Normally, we have ’24′ hours to tell a story. Trying to condense it into two hours involves a lot of hard choices: What kind of story do you want to tell? How political do you want to make it? How character-driven do you want to make it? But now we have a good script.
The problem is my work on ‘Touch’ now and whether we can find a big enough window to shoot the film. The film will pick up with Jack Bauer six months after the end of the final TV episode. The action will unfold in the course of a single 24-hour day. We still need to find a director and see which actors from the series would be available to return to do the film with me. The film is going to happen – I’m very anxious to get it done.
'Touch' will soon begin production on its second season, set to debut this fall with a move to Friday nights. So, do you think the '24' movie would ever really happen? What would you most want to see from Jack Bauer on the big screen? Sound off in the comments below!