24 star Kiefer Sutherland today exclusively told Total Film that the TV show’s conclusion at the end of series 8 has indeed paved the way for the long-awaited 24 movies. (Yes, plural).
According to Kiefer, the first film is already scripted and will take place outside of America.
Although he was understandably tight-lipped on the plot details, Keifer confirmed that the first film is already scripted and is "not going to take place in America".
He also admitted there will be major structural changes to the TV series.
“The film will be a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day,” he said, “so all of a sudden, the restrictions of the real-time aspect are lifted. Which is huge.
“To put it in context, in the series, every crisis had to come to us, because we couldn’t move. Who wants to see Jack Bauer sit on a plane for four hours?
“But in the format of the film, it will be very feasible to go from Eastern Europe to London in the space of 24 hours, so all of a sudden there is so much more latitude. The skies have opened up!”
Series 8 of 24 is currently showing in the UK on Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD on Sundays at 9pm.
Excited? Could you go another few TV series of 24 or is now the right time to wrap up Jack's adventures, movie style?