“Jack Bauer could be hitting the big screen as soon as later this year, according to various reports.The plans would involve shooting a movie version of 24 this summer, after the current fifth season wraps and before the sixth season airs in 2007 …
… ‘It’s certainly something that I’ve expressed an incredible amount of interest in doing,’ he [Kiefer] said. ‘It is something that Joel, Howard and Bob and I have all talked about. One of the real difficulties, … is that any time they got really close to having a great idea for a film, we needed it for episode 18, so there it went.’
‘I love playing the character and it’s something I care an awful lot about,’ Sutherland continued. ‘And I think certainly it is a genre of film that I have always loved as an audience person. I think there is an audience out there for that.’
… ‘I think there’s always a way to actually deal with an idea of 24 as a film that would be completely separate from 24 the television show. And by that I mean the characters could be different. They could be completely unrelated, and I think that that would still be effective. Obviously, it’s something that I would be very eager to do, and it requires a lot of other people to feel the same way.'”
More news on the long rumoured ’24’ Film.
source : digitalspy.co.uk
“One of Empire’s finest was in LA recently, where we got the chance to sit down and have a chat with one of the world’s unluckiest men. Yes, that’s right, Jack Bauer, who has had at least four unbelievably bad days at this point – or at least his alter-ego Kiefer Sutherland – took him out of his busy schedule to talk to us about the oft-discussed 24 movie. ‘We have talked about it. Our biggest problem right now is getting the writers to find enough time to write a screenplay,’ said the star … But it may not be easy distilling the series down into two hours, and making it big enough to fill cinema screens – something that Sutherland is all too aware of.
‘There are certain inherent challenges in trying to make something in real time over a two-hour period that’s going to allow enough to be engaging. I certainly believe that they’re going to accomplish that, but I don’t think that’s going to happen…well, it might happen for next year – for next year’s hiatus. We’re not sure yet, but they have been working on it.’
As Johnny Depp found out in Nick Of Time a real-time two hour film ain’t easy, but if anyone can come up with a way to do it it’s the people behind 24. With Season Five currently gearing up, it looks like a big screen outing for Bauer and pals could be just a year or two away.”
source : www.empireonline.co.uk
“The last I heard, the first hour will not be in real-time, but then something big will happen and real time will kick in. It still has to be worked out — it’s at a stage where they need to write it.”
That quote is from Director and Producer Jon Cassar, that appeared in the Calgary Sun Newspaper today. The article goes on to talk about the possibilities for the film and the overall success of the show. This is so far the only vaguely official word about a movie that we’ve had so it’s far from definite, but it’s highly unlikely that Jon has his wires crossed or is over emphasising the possibility, but it looks like it’s still far off if it does happen.
source : www.calgarysun.com