Kiefer Sutherland Says The ’24′ Movie Script Is Finished

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm,

24wallpaper Kiefer Sutherland Says The 24 Movie Script Is Finished

By now I hope the news that Fox’s 24 has been canceled has settled into your system. I’m a big fan of the show and was very sad (but not altogether surprised) to see it wave goodbye after eight seasons. But as always there’s a silver lining to be found and that is that we can now look forward to the much-talked-about movie version of 24.

A little while back we learned that State of Play screenwriter Billy Ray had been hired to write the 24 movie script. But even then some people were still (and still are) doubting we’d ever see the movie get made. However, it appears that things are moving faster than expected with the 24 movie.

Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland, was recently over in the UK promoting 24‘s eighth season and talked to IGN about the movie. He revealed that Billy Ray has already finished the script and the movie is well on its way. Sutherland hasn’t read the script yet himself, but plans to when he returns to the U.S. Ray’s initial idea, to transport Jack Bauer to Europe, was a big hit with Fox and the show’s producers and I imagine he’ll continue to impress with the script.

Sutherland also confirmed what we’ve been hearing for awhile now: the movie version will get rid of the trademark real-time aspect, instead condensing events into one two-hour movie. The movie will likely take place over one 24-hour period, but nothing has been made official yet as far as the time-framing.

Whatever they decide to do, ditching the real-time aspect will allow Jack Bauer to travel extensively without us having to see it onscreen. As Sutherland says:

“We’ve always had to have the situation come to us… But now it’s feasible to get [Jack Bauer] from Eastern Europe to England [during the movie].”

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Finally, Sutherland talked about what the plot of the 24 movie might be, saying that it doesn’t have to be a bomb (or something equally as magnanimous) but that it can be “something personal that people understand.” I’m sure the plot will still be over-the-top but perhaps a bit more grounded. Think more season 1 than season 6 of the show.

Are you surprised to see things moving along as quickly as they are with the 24 movie? What sort of plot would you like the movie to have?

There’s no word on when the 24 movie will start shooting or when it will hit theaters, but I imagine with the script completed and season 8 of the show now finished filming that it won’t be that long before we hear word. Stay tuned.

Source: IGN (via Cinemablend)

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  1. I wonder what you people want me/us to do with other movies. I have seen all the seasons twice,in fact l finished the second session of Season 8 on 19/11/2012,to show you how serious l am about it. I plan to make it a must watch for my familywhen l get married,to increase the mental alertness and activeness of my wife and children,just an episode every morning before work/school hours,please Jack and Co., don’t do this to me. Continue for as long as you can. I can even come over and act for no pay,if it gets to that. I am Sash Awa,an Igbo man from and in Igboland (Enugu),Nigeria. We nee 24 in many other seasons back on our tables,”what is the EMT”. If you do not do as l say,we Nigerians will heavily pirate and put the movie in VCD ouselves,even before the film comes out. We will also act and re-act the whole seasons,up to ‘season whatever’,Jack and Co., “it is your call”. I seriously hate this info about the cancellation. Okay,just act other seasons and ship them as the West always does down to Nigeria,we will like it any how. I am,+234 803 669 7442,a Nigerian Christian,a University of Nigeria graduate of English and History. Call for the editting of your written works.

  2. I am Chase from Uganda,let Kiefer be paid the $3.5 and we enjoy more seasons of 24 the move. An advice to Fox studio is to use some foreign nationals who may be cheaper than U.S nationals. That’s why you see USA many Ugandans in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. If Fox studioz can use that idea, 24 MOVIE can still go on at low coast of production. However US nationals should take the largest percentage as it is a USA based movie. Thanks, Am Chase Edmonds in Uganda. Email: chasealphateam@gmailcom Tel: +256785980398

  3. sorry guyz i wanna ask if there will be process of launching 24, season 9 or not

  4. am alex from nigeria i dont know what is actually going on with the movie but please dont stop the production.

  5. Like movie will ever be like it ever.

  6. Edward from Ghana,I have seen a lot of movies be it series or two hour movie but trust me non come close to 24hrs in terms of lessons learn from this master pies.I can watch all the seasons over and over again,soo unpredictable,insightful and personally this movies have shaped my way of analyzing people and issues.I wish everybody could see this movie,and to add to my Nigerian brother PLEASE and PLEASE again,don’t stop…you are helping many movie viewers around the world believe it.
    Look the writers,actors/actresses and directors are fantastic.My man is JACK BAUER I like his judgment and how fast he acts on issues in the movie. Tel: +233 268198854

  7. Am gbemisola 4rm nigeria,I can wait 2 watch d season 9 2 d xtent of namin’ my son usin’ dis media 2 appeal 2 all d pple dt re concern 2 try n giv us d season 9 most especially Jack bauer.pls jask

  8. 24 in itself was a bomb. I had Ŋø̲̣̣̥ dull moments. Every season was a “must watch”.

  9. 24 hours is just an 8 movie in one. Each season comes with a unique idea, it is not far from reality. I love this movie so much. I know the movie has not ended, please let Jack Bauer be paid to complete the job or else, no other person can do it better.

    frankly,i cant even stop watching all the seasons over and over.anytime i start it always look as a new movie to me.i really like the pyschological aspect of the movie.we are still wating for the season nine

  11. yes it is a great job that jack bauer does and I want to be like him my always said to me as long its 24 it got to be good. and I look forward to see chloe again.

  12. madam president this is jack bauer on line one. he’s back I like this movie it goes on and on and the suspension is high making you want to watch the next. this movie is a master piece. I go to bed every night and all I wish for is 24 .

  13. Kunle oseni pls jack bauer we are ur fans frm a 2″Z” of diS film so we new dat d film don’nst end 4season 8 pls what ever couse d stoping of film u nd to solt it out an give us our happenes film back on track pls an u no dat happynes of ur fans it’s ur own joy 2 pls do sometin very fast god be with u and we 2 ur 2ru fans.

  14. 24! how I love this film! A friend introduced it to me in 2010. At first I was reluctant to watch it and this was because I was used to these normal “shoot and shoot” kind of movies which often times does not accommodate suspence. And to say the least has very minimal lesson to teach. But ever since 2010, 24 has remained the only film I’m likely to be seen watching again and again. Everything about it is just too good. It is loaded with great amount of lessons that cuts across huge aspect of our lives. Ranging from love for ones people to good sence of purpose. strong willingness for a good cause to readiness for uncertainties. I could go on and on. I lack adequate words to describe my interest for 24. In other words, I will still continue to watch it over and over and over and over again

  15. Seriously en 2 be very hounest,I lyk muvies en hv watchd a lot of muvies be it all kinds,local,nigeria,luv stories,funny muvies,I mean all kinds of muvies but personally I luv mind borgling en twisting muvies en I luv it most whn I can’t predict wht can happend nxt en whn it keeps me in suspence….2 say de least 24hrs is de best muvie I hv eva watchd en de rest of muvies 2 cm…no one of dem can be compared 2 24hrs….ma plead is dat 24hrs must get 2 season 100 plsss cos it can neva be bored but rather gets more excitng whn de season continues….I found it difficult 2 choos b/n jack baur en chlor o’brain but I knw still jack rains suprem but I luv chlor….one leason I hv learnt is dat whn eva sm one says anytin 2 u…look into de persons eyes en see de 2nd personality in de person 2 see if u must beliv de person or nt….I LUV 24

  16. Plss jack baur,whn is de nxt episode of de season nine of 24hrs…I am done wit de episode 11…I can’t wait 2 see wht u wil do 2 chaine whn u see dat he has captured audrea 4for de second tym..I can’t jus wait to see hw u wil buchar dem en slide dem lyk u are cutting carrote en hw u wil grind dem…infact am poist for action to see de end result…I knw wht u did to de rusians whn dey killd rayner walker wil be nothin compared 2 wht u wil du to de chines en evry one involve…am deadly waitin so plss cm en kill dem fast….I LUV 24

  17. Am in love with 24 hours & i will like to see jack baur & chloe in Nigeria pls

    • Iav watched season 9,pls jack we African we luvs u,u re d figures of film,pls continue,if am a rich guy I could av sponsor u,but u put smiles in our face,i av ur pics in my room,I promise to name my son jack baure,2348029621454.pls more season wit u,u re favorite

  18. l Love you Jack Bauer …Kiefer Sutherland

    • My contact is 08055370615 am interested in acting with you Jack

  19. Good

  20. what a movie please don’t stop it. I have learnt a lot from it…especially what happens behind close doors in the presidency… How law is abused by criminals … olso how corrupt the wolrd is …most of the things are true…