Back in January, we reported on Kiefer Sutherland’s claim that the 24 film would begin shooting around September of this year. Today, Kiefer is building upon that purported start date by saying that audiences can expect to see Jack Bauer in theaters at some point in 2012. Inside TV reports that the platform for today’s announcement was Sutherland’s morning interview on ABC’s The View. During said interview, the actor responded to questions regarding the project’s status with “Yes. It will come out in the summer of 2012.”
In spite of Sutherland’s insistance that the film is happening, there has been nothing official from 20th Century Fox either reenforcing or denying the actor’s claims. Moreover, although Howard Gordon said that the studio was discussing ideas with director/producer Tony Scott, the 24 film is currently without a director, script (after passing on Billy Ray’s), and/or an official production start date. So, as it stands, it looks as if the only thing this version of the 24 movie has over my own version (on which I’ve completed zero work) is Kiefer Sutherland and his undying optimism that it will get made.