Kiefer Sutherland keen to start shooting 24 movie this spring

Jack Bauer hopeful to return as soon as a director is found

Kiefer Sutherland  is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that shooting for the feature adaptation of 24 will begin this spring, according to reports.

The actor has made no secret that he’s keen to get the ball rolling on production, and according to the Huffington Post, Kiefer’s next hurdle is to help link a director to the proceedings:

“We’ve got a script that we’re very excited about, and we’re looking for directors right now,” he explained.

"We're trying to do this as quickly as possible so we're ready to shoot in May because there's a very small window between when I finish Touch and when I would start up again," Sutherland added. "So it's a juggling act right now, but I'm still cautiously optimistic."

Finding a director shouldn’t be a problem for America’s best counter terrorist operative, surely? The highly successful US TV series saw Sutherland play Jack Bauer, a rogue military operative, for eight seasons until the show finally wrapped in 2010.

Fans of the show have made no secret that the film adaptation is in high demand, and it’s still scheduled for a 2013 release, with Mary Lynn Rajskub the only other reported cast-member (as Bauer’s number one, Chloe).

Is it just us, or does it feel like the 24 movie could turn out to be something of a rushed job? If a director has to be found before the shoot starts in a couple of month's time, the eventual auteur won't have much in the way of preparation time...

Who and what do you think Jack Bauer will be saving on the big screen?  Let us know below...

Comments

    • joker16

      Mar 7th 2012, 17:53

      *spoiler alert* Sucks that Buchanan's dead. Dude was the coolest guy on the show.

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    • a7sox

      Mar 8th 2012, 0:28

      Bring back Tony Almeida or I'll have none of this movie....that's not true, I'll still it, but it will be under protest.

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 8th 2012, 11:11

      Season 3 was the best.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 8th 2012, 12:57

      Yeah I agree with that Hadouken.. cracking series

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    • QuietLife

      Mar 8th 2012, 13:12

      What @Hadouken76 said...

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    • SiMan

      Mar 8th 2012, 13:35

      Season 5 for me.

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    • SiMan

      Mar 8th 2012, 13:36

      I do hope they don't rush it through though. Just re-watching them again and i actually think that this is my favouite tv show of all time. I hope they can do a movie that really does the show justice.

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    • henrydalton

      Mar 9th 2012, 11:12

      John Mctiernan. You know it should happen. In fact the film could begin with Bauer breaking him out of prison.

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    • henrydalton

      Mar 9th 2012, 11:12

      He then goes on to direct the film. Writes itself, really.

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    • alexr

      Mar 9th 2012, 11:20

      What is Michael Mann doing? Can't he take 6-8 weeks out of his schedule to pull this together?

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    • blove99

      Mar 9th 2012, 13:53

      I loved the series, but I honestly don't think it would work as a film. Plus all these hurdles, delays etc should be a sign. Still, Bauer cracking skulls on the big screen could be cool.

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