Kiefer Sutherland Says ’24′ Movie Will Shoot By Year’s End

By Bryan Enk | January 21, 2011 |


Jack Bauer has never stayed dead for very long.
It looked like the “24″ movie was destined to wallow in development hell after the script by Billy Ray (“Breach”) was rejected by 20th Century Fox late last year. Producer Howard Gordon, who is no longer attached to the project, said Ray’s script wasn’t “strong enough or compelling enough.” And a Jack Bauer adventure definitely needs to be “strong” and “compelling.”
However, star Kiefer Sutherland is optimistic that the challenge of finding the right script will be met and conquered. And soon.
“It’s a very difficult thing to take something that you’ve done for eight years and almost 200 episodes, and try and find a story that’s going to be unique and yet also service the history of the show,” Sutherland tells Extra. “That’s to be expected.”
Regardless of script issues, Sutherland expects the film to go before cameras by the end of this year.
So what do we know about the “24″ movie at this point? Not too much, other than the usual 24-hour time frame will now be condensed into a two-hour running time. Tony Scott (“Unstoppable”) has been approached to direct and apparently has a new idea for the script that he’ll be pitching to Sutherland.
So, never fear, “24″ fans — Jack Bauer shall return. He just needs a good enough assignment to justify having another really bad day.

Kiefer Sutherland Says ’24′ Movie Will Shoot By Year’s End | NextMovie