Kiefer Sutherland Promises a 24 Movie By 2012
03.23.11 by Ryan
Kiefer Sutherland started 2011 off with an announcement that 24: The Movie could go into production as soon as "December or January," something a Fox publicist quickly called "overly optimistic." To make matters worse for Special Agent Jack Bauer, Fox rejected the 24: The Movie script written by Breach writer-director Billy Ray.
Undaunted, Sutherland stated last month that 24: The Movie would "hopefully start next January" and named Tony Scott as a possible director. With no public rejection this time from Fox, Sutherland's comments have to be taken at face value, and, at least according to the actor, things are going smoothly for the movie. While appearing on The View (via Vulture), Sutherland announced that fans can expect 24 to arrive next year.
Yes [there will be a 24 movie]. It'll come out in the summer of 2012.
A director and start date have yet to be announced, but EW reports that at least some of Ray's screenplay will be used. "Billy did a fantastic job and there are aspects of that story [that will remain]," said Sutherland, who also says that Scott is still a possibility as director.
Whether Sutherland is right remains to be seen. The clock is already counting down.