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Kiefer Sutherland optimistic the 24 movie will start shooting next winter

01.21.2011

Good news 24 fans. Despite recent word that the promised 24 film might not get made, the star of the show, Kiefer Sutherland has come out with an actual time table of when they're supposed to start shooting, and has additional comments about the ever-changing script.

"We won’t start shooting for about eight months," Sutherland says, putting the start date around September/October-ish. As for the script which seems to be in a constant state of flux?

"And I think it will up until the day we start shooting, and probably from that point forward, too. It’s a very difficult thing to take something that you’ve done for eight years, almost 200 episodes, and try and find a story that’s going to be unique and yet service the history of the show as well. That is to be expected. So we start shooting hopefully by next December or January."

You just added a few more months there Kiefer.

So pretty much, he's saying it's hard to make a 24 movie, but he's determined to do it. I actually thought the team did a pretty good job with 24 REDEMPTION, the made-for-TV two-hour spot that was a bridge between seasons, though it wasn't quite on the epic-ness scale that a theatrical 24 film could be. Imagine Jack Bauer free of a TV budget. There'll be so many explosions it will make Michael Bay cry!

But nine (or twelve) months is a long time off, and much can happen in that time. I'm going to be highly disappointed if this film goes the way of Arrested Development and turns into an "it's coming, we promise!" string of well-intentioned falsehoods that give us unwarranted hope for years.

Extra Tidbit: Could they ever kill off Jack Bauer in a blaze of glory like a movie like this?
Source: Extra

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