With the clock winding down, and precious time to lose, Kiefer Sutherland, star of Fox’s hit (and sorely missed) television extravaganza 24, has just revealed that a movie based on the popular real-time thriller is expected to commence shooting eight months from now. A few weeks ago it was reported that Fox had passed on Billy Ray’s (State of Play) big screen treatment of 24, but now, according to a recent interview with Sutherland via Extra, everything is apparently back on track. Sutherland had this to say:
“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”
Kiefer Sutherland has been meeting with director Tony Scott (Unstoppable) in regards to possible plot ideas for the film, though nothing official has been reported. Presumably, the film will pick up right where season eight left off, with Jack on the run Dark Knight-style. Hit the jump for the interview.
Here’s Sutherland’s full interview: