Kiefer Sutherland says ’24’ movie is ‘an ongoing situation’

New series '24: Live Another Day' is currently in production

Kiefer Sutherland has said that the 24 movie is ‘an ongoing situation’.

The star of the hit television show said that a film based on the show is still on the cards. Speaking via Total Film, he said that new series 24: Live Another Day was currently a priority, but that a movie could still happen. He commented: “The film is an ongoing situation. There’s always an opportunity to do that. Howard [Gordon] came up with an idea for a 12-episode run at this, and it was the opportunity that presented itself to us first.” He added: “It was a fantastic idea, and it’s something that we’re very excited about doing, and it’s something that we’re really primarily focused on. So, if this ends up rebooting the show or causing a film to be made, so be it.”

The new series of 24 will be broadcast in the UK on Sky 1. The broadcaster has acquired the rights to show the new 12-part instalment of the spy franchise, which is titled 24: Live Another Day and is set in London. Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his role as Jack Bauer for the latest run of episodes, which is the show’s first series since 2010.

Speaking about the series, Sutherland said: “24 has always had such a global sensibility. But to be able to tell this intense 24-style story with the beauty of Europe’s history and architecture as the backdrop is going to be fascinating. Hopefully, by the time you’re finished watching an episode, you’ll feel like you’ve been there… on the edge of your seat.”

During its original run between 2001 and 2010, 24 was known for its innovative method of “real-time storytelling”, with each 24-episode season covering 24 hours in the life of Sutherland’s character Jack Bauer. Explaining previously how the new condensed series will be paced, showrunner Howard Gordon said: “We’re going to take advantage of the time. The story will be 12 hours over a day, but we’ll take advantage of the fact that we can go from seven o’clock to nine o’clock.”

24: Live Another Day will focus on Bauer’s escapades while he is being hunted by a CIA agent (Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski). Previous cast members Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane are also all set to return.