The project has been in the works since 2010 and progress has been slow
Kiefer Sutherland has insisted he still wants to make 24: The Movie.
A big screen version of 24 has been in the works since 2010, when the show’s eight-season run on US network Fox came to an end. Sutherland was keen to reprise his role as anti-terrorist agent Jack Bauer and Training Day‘s Antoine Fuqua was brought on board as director.
However, progress has been slow and last month (March) Fuqua suggested the project had been shelved. He said at the time: “I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me.”
However, Sutherland has now confirmed his commitment to the project, telling The Sun: “I want to make the 24 movie as long as I can run – and last week I figured out I still could. I had to chase someone for the first time in a very long time and when we finished the scene, one of the crew said with a wink: ‘That felt pretty familiar didn’t it? Kind of cool to watch you run again. I didn’t know if you could any more.'”
Sutherland now stars in supernatural drama series Touch, whose second season has just begun on Sky1. He previously appeared in all 192 episodes of 24 between 2001 and 2010. The show was known for its innovative method of “real-time storytelling”, with each 24-episode season covering 24 hours in the life of his character Jack Bauer.