Kiefer Sutherland Says The ’24’ Movie Script Is Finished

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

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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. It's not fair to finish 24 without notice. Where is your customer service? We are drugged and you want to cut it off like that??

    Samson Karanja – Nairobi

  2. ummm what’s the point in having a 24 movie? (besides money) There is no need for it. You’ve driven this show into the ground to the point where people don’t even care anymore. 24 is about those 24 hours/episodes. Why do a movie? this is an obvious money grab. No thanks. Not paying for it.

    • yur dead to me

  3. It seems to me that getting rid of the real time makes 24 lose its reason for being. And it becomes Dirty Harry for a new generation… But since I like Kiefer Sutherland movies, I’ll be waiting for this.

  4. The 24 movie will likely be in real time as was the first movie… It was a great show but do admit that it was same plot with differant characters most of the time, but still kicked ass everytime, the show will be missed.

  5. i love it very cool 2 have kiefer

  6. Kiefer must ensure dt 24 is not nipped in d bud cos,like other fans, i’ve been so carried away dt d list i expect is season 12 of d show. Fed. Agent Jack Bauer, i can’t wait to watch 4 more longer days of ur life.

  7. I can’t wait for the movie,I want more. This was the best tv series ever made. Why did it end, please bring it backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  8. it is amazing to know that “24” movie script is unavialable. why is it so? because i believe-no script no movie.

  9. please I really want to watch season 9, pls don’t end 24hr if the problem is script, for your information I have the script of season 9 & 10 which I am ready to give you, and I don’t think there is any thing wrong in getting 24hours to season 20. 24hrs is the best movie I have ever watched in my life.

  10. You can’t just stop the 24 series now. What happens to Jack Bauer ‘Kiefer Sutherland’? What of Tony Almeida? Will the Russians come after Jack? Will the Chinese come back for Him? Lot of question to be answered. Please let finish this film on a good note.

  11. This is very unfair. You just killed the show for no just cause. Please bring this show back for the sake of peace. You cant just withdraw it like that.

  12. 24hrs should be produced up to season 9……… Because what will happen to president Allyson Taylor who had a murder attempt on Jack Bauer????………. Pls Keifer sutherland something should be done…… Pls vommit season 9 plsssssssssssssss……………..

  13. Please give us season 10 and put more about presidents who don’t want to leave as Kaddafi, people like binladen who tought American will never found him,Put also something like salkozy left for only one…

  14. Please give us season 10 and put more about presidents who don’t want to leave as Kaddafi, people like binladen who tought American will never found him,

  15. Please give us season 10 and put more about presidents who don’t want to leave as Kaddafi, people like usama who tought American will never found him,

  16. Please give us season 10 and put more about presidents who don’t want to leave as Kaddafi, people like terroristwho tought American will never found him,

  17. Jack Bauer u are be my mentor am looking up 2u, 2be like u in real life pls realise season nine so that i stil learn one or 2 tins. I can wait 2 see season9

  18. Well, everytin ends one day and i believe this is how they want 24 to end. My people, dont let us be parochial. Jack baur can bring out something, probably more interesting than 24. Lets wait

  19. 24hrs should not finish like that, What will happen to president Allyson Taylor and The Russian will be after Jack Bauer and His family. The IRK will also want to revenge cos their president died on USA Soil.

  20. make sua udont do that mistake Jack

  21. Dat will be the end of me too watching movies