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Jack Bauer crams a day of travel into two hours in the 24 movie

04.19.2010

The following takes place between paragraph one, and paragraph four.

One-man antiterrorism unit Jack Bauer is currently in his final season of shooting terrorists, colleagues, and terrorists who used to be colleagues. But he's taking his unique skillset and gravity ("Dammit!") to the big screen, only now he won't be so obliged to conform to the "real time" and geographical aspects that made the show so occasionally painful to endure.

Speaking at a BAFTA Q&A in the UK (via IGN), steadfast star Kiefer Sutherland announced that writer Billy Ray (BREACH, STATE OF PLAY) has finished a draft of the screenplay. Sutherland (an exec producer on the show) says that "We've always had to have the situation come to us, but now it's feasible to get [Jack] from Eastern Europe to England," dropping possible hints to the locale of the film's action.

As for the movie's big threat, Sutherland only reveals: "It doesn't have to be a bomb. It can be something personal that people understand." Ah, so it's a virus, then.

With luck, Jack will also (re)visit Japan:

Extra Tidbit: I've stuck with 24 for so long because it's proven to be one of the best comedies on television (yes, I consider it a comedy, because if I took it seriously I would be forced to acknowledge what preposterous, silly, atrociously written rubbish it is).
Source: IGN UK

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9:25PM on 04/21/2010
I believe something may have been spoiled for those who watch the show. And if so I am GREATLY pissed off right now.
I believe something may have been spoiled for those who watch the show. And if so I am GREATLY pissed off right now.
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8:50PM on 04/20/2010
Well after reading this I wonder whats so good about Calorie Mates because if both Solid Snake and Jack Bauer eats them then they must be really really good.
Well after reading this I wonder whats so good about Calorie Mates because if both Solid Snake and Jack Bauer eats them then they must be really really good.
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7:40PM on 04/20/2010
Fuck you Dave Davis, 24 is awesome!
Fuck you Dave Davis, 24 is awesome!
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6:35PM on 04/20/2010

cry babies

I like how ya think this show is no good when it changed how dramas are done for T.V. The show is all about Jack and teh show is solid overall. The movies needs to get done now, no Bourne or Bond soon its time.. It a T.V show people stop over analizing a show made for entertainment..jeez
I like how ya think this show is no good when it changed how dramas are done for T.V. The show is all about Jack and teh show is solid overall. The movies needs to get done now, no Bourne or Bond soon its time.. It a T.V show people stop over analizing a show made for entertainment..jeez
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6:23PM on 04/20/2010

Hope this works...

I'm probably one of those people still bearing with the show because the first two seasons were so fantastic. It is getting so melodramatic it is comedic (ie: elite counter terrorist and FBI units constantly tolerating inter-office romances...) If the movie is written well it could be revitalized and become a viable franchise.
I'm probably one of those people still bearing with the show because the first two seasons were so fantastic. It is getting so melodramatic it is comedic (ie: elite counter terrorist and FBI units constantly tolerating inter-office romances...) If the movie is written well it could be revitalized and become a viable franchise.
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9:15PM on 04/20/2010
I thought season 7 was pretty solid after a few weaker ones. Especially the effects. Best damn effects I've ever seen on TV.
I thought season 7 was pretty solid after a few weaker ones. Especially the effects. Best damn effects I've ever seen on TV.
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2:18PM on 04/20/2010

In just half a day's work...

Jack Bauer is able to kill a dozen of bad guys, recover a nuclear artifact, be kidnapped, interrogated, electrocuted, stabbed and without drinking a glass of water and/or taking a dump.. oh, and no sweating also...

Jack Bauer IS da man!!!
Jack Bauer is able to kill a dozen of bad guys, recover a nuclear artifact, be kidnapped, interrogated, electrocuted, stabbed and without drinking a glass of water and/or taking a dump.. oh, and no sweating also...

Jack Bauer IS da man!!!
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12:42PM on 04/20/2010

Just one of a long list...

Of shows that need to be made into movies. Maybe you guys at Joblo should make a Top 10 list of TV SHOWS (Ongoing, Cancelled, or a Movie Series Finale.) that would make great movies. I know i have my picks...I'm sure 24 would make a great flick if they stick to what made the first couple of seasons excellent...and definitely bring back Dennis Haybert too. (Don't know if he died or not in the show, but he was Awesome nevertheless.)
Of shows that need to be made into movies. Maybe you guys at Joblo should make a Top 10 list of TV SHOWS (Ongoing, Cancelled, or a Movie Series Finale.) that would make great movies. I know i have my picks...I'm sure 24 would make a great flick if they stick to what made the first couple of seasons excellent...and definitely bring back Dennis Haybert too. (Don't know if he died or not in the show, but he was Awesome nevertheless.)
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12:42PM on 04/20/2010

Awesome

I happen to think 24 is a great show. Sure it's not realistic but his character is what makes the show period. I hope this season ends with a bang!
I happen to think 24 is a great show. Sure it's not realistic but his character is what makes the show period. I hope this season ends with a bang!
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10:50AM on 04/20/2010
While the current season is pretty bad unfortunately, the first 3-4 seasons were awesome and made 24 one of the best shows ever made. It's still the best action series anyway because... well, there isn't any other (Chuck sucks in comparison by miles). Hope it will be a good finale movie for 24... But Europe sucks (I'm from there)... 24 is about LA... bring it back, man.
While the current season is pretty bad unfortunately, the first 3-4 seasons were awesome and made 24 one of the best shows ever made. It's still the best action series anyway because... well, there isn't any other (Chuck sucks in comparison by miles). Hope it will be a good finale movie for 24... But Europe sucks (I'm from there)... 24 is about LA... bring it back, man.
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6:40AM on 04/20/2010
Bring Chuck Norris for the 24 movie!
Bring Chuck Norris for the 24 movie!
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6:21AM on 04/20/2010
I'm up for a 24 movie, great show always though it make a killer flick
I'm up for a 24 movie, great show always though it make a killer flick
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1:32AM on 04/20/2010
Probably watched at least 20 episodes of this show and gotta say i never really liked it. It does have enough of a fan base to make a decent movie though so it will prolly still do good in the box office.
Probably watched at least 20 episodes of this show and gotta say i never really liked it. It does have enough of a fan base to make a decent movie though so it will prolly still do good in the box office.
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12:57AM on 04/20/2010

WTH

Half or most of the story in 24 would never happen, It's kinda of ridiculous! after a few seasons it lost it's reality!
Half or most of the story in 24 would never happen, It's kinda of ridiculous! after a few seasons it lost it's reality!
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10:51AM on 04/20/2010
Jesus, there are still that kind of people, hu? I don't fucking watch television or movies to see something that would happen. WTF is wrong with you. Go outside and see life as it happens.
Jesus, there are still that kind of people, hu? I don't fucking watch television or movies to see something that would happen. WTF is wrong with you. Go outside and see life as it happens.
12:52AM on 04/20/2010

Double Post

I'm retarded. Sorry.
I'm retarded. Sorry.
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9:19PM on 04/20/2010
Thumbs down for a nuetral double post? Really? Someone simply doesn't like me as a person, I guess.

Unless they object to my use of the word "retarded."
Thumbs down for a nuetral double post? Really? Someone simply doesn't like me as a person, I guess.

Unless they object to my use of the word "retarded."
12:50AM on 04/20/2010

Yessss!

R would be better, but I'd still be [link] for even a PG-13 24 movie.

The show's had its ups and downs (season 6, anyone?), but Season 1 remains my 2nd favorite season of a drama ever. It has the most chillingly cinematic story arc I've ever seen on a TV show, besides Dexter Season 1, that is.
R would be better, but I'd still be [link] for even a PG-13 24 movie.

The show's had its ups and downs (season 6, anyone?), but Season 1 remains my 2nd favorite season of a drama ever. It has the most chillingly cinematic story arc I've ever seen on a TV show, besides Dexter Season 1, that is.
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2:21PM on 04/20/2010
Actually I believe season 2 was even better than the first..
Actually I believe season 2 was even better than the first..
9:14PM on 04/20/2010
Dexter or 24?

I assume we're talking 24. I love season one, mainly because of the last 5 minutes. The most amazing ending to a Tv show EVER!

I really like all the seasons though, except 6. But even 6 had a killer first 4 eps (though the rest was awful).
Dexter or 24?

I assume we're talking 24. I love season one, mainly because of the last 5 minutes. The most amazing ending to a Tv show EVER!

I really like all the seasons though, except 6. But even 6 had a killer first 4 eps (though the rest was awful).
12:50AM on 04/20/2010

24 is one of the best shows.

I think the people who claim 24 is just funny are on that "cool to hate" bandwagon. Nobody watches a drama week to week for 4 months every year because it's stupid. You all know it's good so stop bullshitting.

There is definitely some moments that require suspension of belief, but to me the dramatic moments hit the mark, the stories are full of suspense, and the action is better than most of what hollywood pumped out in the 00's.

I'm gonna miss the show and I'll be first in line for the
I think the people who claim 24 is just funny are on that "cool to hate" bandwagon. Nobody watches a drama week to week for 4 months every year because it's stupid. You all know it's good so stop bullshitting.

There is definitely some moments that require suspension of belief, but to me the dramatic moments hit the mark, the stories are full of suspense, and the action is better than most of what hollywood pumped out in the 00's.

I'm gonna miss the show and I'll be first in line for the movie.
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12:52AM on 04/20/2010
Totally. I like to count 24 Season 1 as one of my favorite action flicks. A 24 hours action flick that is (minus commercial time).
Totally. I like to count 24 Season 1 as one of my favorite action flicks. A 24 hours action flick that is (minus commercial time).
12:55AM on 04/20/2010
Yea i loved 1, 2, 5, and 8 a lot.
Yea i loved 1, 2, 5, and 8 a lot.
12:02AM on 04/20/2010
It better be rated R.
It better be rated R.
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12:14AM on 04/20/2010
If they can pull that shit off on prime-time TV, they can slap a PG-13 rating on there without sacrificing their vision.
If they can pull that shit off on prime-time TV, they can slap a PG-13 rating on there without sacrificing their vision.
12:47AM on 04/20/2010
Yeah, like razgriz said, it better be rated R.
Yeah, like razgriz said, it better be rated R.
7:03AM on 04/20/2010
one of the few movies dat don't need to be R rated to be a good movie
one of the few movies dat don't need to be R rated to be a good movie
11:49PM on 04/19/2010

Sci Fi

It's not a comedy, it's science fiction. With the time leaps between season, the nukes going off- 24 is clearly a futuristic America where a genetically engineered Jack Bauer fights Cylons.
It's not a comedy, it's science fiction. With the time leaps between season, the nukes going off- 24 is clearly a futuristic America where a genetically engineered Jack Bauer fights Cylons.
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11:27PM on 04/19/2010
Jack Bauer is still the GREATEST tv character of all time. And thumbs down for you Dave Davis for thinking this show sucks. It is one of the best dramas on televsion right now. Go watch the last couple of episodes of Season 8.
Jack Bauer is still the GREATEST tv character of all time. And thumbs down for you Dave Davis for thinking this show sucks. It is one of the best dramas on televsion right now. Go watch the last couple of episodes of Season 8.
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11:44PM on 04/19/2010
I didn't say it sucked. I said it's great comedy. But it's not drama. It's ham-fisted, ridiculous melodrama, that requires gargantuan levels of suspension of disbelief. Mad Men, The Wire, The Shield, Breaking Bad... that's drama.
I didn't say it sucked. I said it's great comedy. But it's not drama. It's ham-fisted, ridiculous melodrama, that requires gargantuan levels of suspension of disbelief. Mad Men, The Wire, The Shield, Breaking Bad... that's drama.
11:48PM on 04/19/2010
All of those shows are good, but do not have anything on 24. The closest show to even come close is The Shield. That show was amazing. Alot of great drama. Also you forgot to mention another great drama tv show "Lost" in your list.
All of those shows are good, but do not have anything on 24. The closest show to even come close is The Shield. That show was amazing. Alot of great drama. Also you forgot to mention another great drama tv show "Lost" in your list.
11:53PM on 04/19/2010
Lost HAS great drama, but I consider it sci-fi. Same could be said about Battlestar Galactica. 24 is amusing, but it's a total cartoon. And Jack is Wile E. Coyote.
Lost HAS great drama, but I consider it sci-fi. Same could be said about Battlestar Galactica. 24 is amusing, but it's a total cartoon. And Jack is Wile E. Coyote.
12:56AM on 04/20/2010
24 is a drama. Or action/adventure if you're picky. Unless you want to count Die Hard as a comedy. I'm not saying 24 is better than Die Hard, I'm just saying that franchise has a shit ton of disbelief as well. Sans the lack of traffic in LA thing. But SPEED pulled that trick too.

Mad Men is totally a better drama than 24, but just cause it's better executed and written doesn't mean it's in a whole different genre than 24.
24 is a drama. Or action/adventure if you're picky. Unless you want to count Die Hard as a comedy. I'm not saying 24 is better than Die Hard, I'm just saying that franchise has a shit ton of disbelief as well. Sans the lack of traffic in LA thing. But SPEED pulled that trick too.

Mad Men is totally a better drama than 24, but just cause it's better executed and written doesn't mean it's in a whole different genre than 24.
11:25PM on 04/19/2010

Not Sure...

how I feel about this. I mean I am a die hard fan of 24, but I don't know if making a movie is such a great idea. I would rather see them do a Season 9 in Europe. But, this could also be good too, because 24: Redemption was good and they have the guy from State of Play writing this, so this is at least is going to be written well. Maybe a movie would be a good idea, but Im still not sure. Can't wait to see how they end the show in a couple of weeks.
how I feel about this. I mean I am a die hard fan of 24, but I don't know if making a movie is such a great idea. I would rather see them do a Season 9 in Europe. But, this could also be good too, because 24: Redemption was good and they have the guy from State of Play writing this, so this is at least is going to be written well. Maybe a movie would be a good idea, but Im still not sure. Can't wait to see how they end the show in a couple of weeks.
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