Fox Says Kiefer Sutherland's 24 Movie Comments Were "Overly Optimistic"
01.22.11 by BJSprecher
The development process of the planned 24 movie has nearly as many twists and turns as Fox's long-running espionage-thriller TV show itself. Series star Kiefer Sutherland has been talking about a 24 movie since 2008 and things looked promising when Breach writer-director Billy Ray was hired to pen the script for the movie. However, after Fox rejected Ray's script, the plight of Jack Bauer's (Sutherland) big screen ambitions were in doubt.
Enter: Jack, er, Kiefer to the rescue. In a recent interview with Extra, Sutherland said that the script was still being hammered out, but that the movie could go into production by "December or January." But, wait! Like a surprise saboteur in a 24 plot, a publicist for Fox blew up the rekindled hopes of 24 fans everywhere by calling Kiefer's recent comments "overly optimistic." The publicist confirmed that the project is still in development, but said that no director has been attached at this time.