I wasn’t even aware that the 24 movie was officially happening. Like, I thought of it as one of those bandied about ideas that would never gain traction. I’m wrong! It’s happening, and Kiefer Sutherland opened up about some of the movie specifics.
“I see it as a continuation,” Sutherland says. “The script that we’ve got right now, which I’m very, very excited about, is relatively a direct continuation. It’s within six months from the end of the last episode.” This would mean that we’re following up on the events that closed the series, with heroic Counter-Terrorism agent/superman/torture-lover Jack Bauer on the run from authorities after going rogue in a quest for redemption for a government coverup involving oh god half of the episodes of this show were near-identical anyway.
There’s no director attached, though shooting is scheduled to start at the end of April or beginning of May, according to Sutherland. And as for any other cast members returning? “I can’t say that,” the actor says. Though not exactly the most realistic portrayal of counter-terrorism, it will be interesting to see how the big screen iteration shifts and adapts to a world where there is no Osama Bin Laden. Or not. And it case you’re wondering, it will still be one helluva day for Jack Bauer. “It’s two hours, representing 24 hours. The movie is not in real time. It’s a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day,” Sutherland says of the movie. The clock is ticking….
I can’t tell if I’m excited about the flick, or if there’s a deep apathy over the concept. I was pretty burnt out on the show by the conclusion, but I like the idea of finally getting to hear Kiefer drop saltier language with some excellent ultra-violence drizzled in.
Where do you stand?