Kiefer Sutherland says 24 film is unlikely

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 May 2014
Kiefer Sutherland at 24 screening

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland thinks the moment to make a '24' film has now passed and he doesn't think JAck Bauer will ever bee seen saving the world on the big screen

Kiefer Sutherland doesn't think a '24' film will ever happen.

The 47-year-old actor reprises his role as fugitive former Counter Terrorist Agent Jack Bauer after four years away in new series '24: Live Another Day' and although a movie version of the TV programme was mooted in the past he thinks the moment has now gone.

Kiefer also doesn't think the format of the show - real time events set over 24 hours - would be easy to translate into a film.

Kiefer said: "I think we had a run at a movie, I'm sure there are a lot of reasons why that didn't happen, I don't know all of them. 20th Century Fox is a very big company, we work with the television production end, the film end is a whole different group of people and another thing. For whatever reason that didn't happen, I think Season 8 when Jack looks up at that camera and he's given a 15-minute window to go dark and disappear that was the set up for the movie to potentially happen ... I don't see a film shaping itself around what we're doing right now. In all fairness trying to do a two-hour version of a 24-hour day would be impossible. But to go from 24 episodes down to 12, I've found this format right now to be the most interesting so this is what we're going to focus on."

Kiefer believes one of the main motivations for lead writer Howard Gordon bringing back '24' was that he was unhappy with how Season Eight ended for Jack.

He added: "I think one of the reasons why Howard really wanted to do these 12 episodes and where the idea came from for him as a writer was to end it, to bring a sense of closure to the show. That was a big part of it."

'24: Live Another Day' airs on Wednesdays at 9pm on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 +1.

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