Wednesday 21 March 2018

Kiefer moving forward with 24 film

Kiefer Sutherland is preparing for the 24 movie
Kiefer Sutherland is preparing for the 24 movie

Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed the 24 movie will begin filming next summer.

The Canadian actor admitted to that there had been some delay in getting the script ready, but he is planning to begin work on the highly anticipated big screen version of 24 as soon as he finished filming the second series of his new show Touch.

Kiefer said: "I think we can make a great film. I mean, I don't want to do it with a cane, but we'll see. We'll see what happens."

The action star - who played special agent Jack Bauer in the long running and hugely popular TV series - said delays in the film spin-off had been down to "timing".

Kiefer explained: "We didn't have a script ready for that until very close to the end of Touch. We knew we were coming back so there was a very finite window for me to make the film, to try to prep it, cast it and all of those other things.

"It was just unrealistic for Fox to try and make it, so they pushed it for next break."

The series finale of 24, aired in May 2010. The film script is now complete and producers are on the hunt for a director to begin work in summer 2013.

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