TV News: Kiefer Sutherland Says ‘24’ Movie is Still in the Works

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CHICAGO – When FOX’s “24” ended, promises were made about a big-screen adventure for Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer but that project has failed to get off the ground and the star recently signed to a new TV project called “Touch,” according to Worry not “24” fans. He claims that the dream is not yet dead.

Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
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In December, the studio finally said that the script they had received for a “24” movie wasn’t going to cut it and rejected it. In January, it was revealed that Tony Scott (“Top Gun,” “Unstoppable”) was meeting with Sutherland about possibly picking up the pieces and helming the film himself.

This morning, Kiefer Sutherland appeared on “Good Morning America” and “Live With Regis and Kelly” and spoke about the “24” movie both times. Like Jack Bauer, he’s not going to let this die. He said, “We hopefully will start next January and I think Tony Scott is one of the directors that has expressed great interest in doing it and he would be fantastic, so I’m very excited about that.

There may not be anything close to concrete in a statement like that but it must be nice for “24” fans to know that Kiefer Sutherland still clearly wants the film to happen.

Before then, Kiefer Sutherland will return to series TV just a year after “24” ended. In “Touch,” Sutherland will “play a man who discovers that his autistic son can predict the future.” The show comes from “Heroes” mastermind Tim Kring and seems likely to make the FOX fall schedule. Returning to TV so quickly offers fans hope that the “Touch” script must be something pretty special.

Kiefer Sutherland won awards for “24,” but big-screen fans will also recognize him from “Mirrors,” “Phone Booth,” “Dark City,” “A Time to Kill,” “The Cowboy Way,” “The Three Musketeers,” “The Vanishing,” “A Few Good Men,” “Flatliners,” and many others. content director Brian Tallerico

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