Kiefer Sutherland hopes for movie remake of television series 24 soon

by Owen Tonks


Kiefer Sutherland is hoping to make a film version of the popular US political thriller 24 now he feels healthier.

The actor, 46, who played character Jack Bauer from season one in 2001 to series eight in 2010, is keen to make a movie version of the hit American show after realising he is still physically fit enough to act out the intense scenes.

On filming scenes for Fox show Touch, he told The Sun: “I want to make the 24 movie as long as I can run – and last week I figured out I still could.

“I had to chase someone for the first time in a very long time and when we finished the scene, one of the crew said with a wink, ‘That felt pretty familiar, didn’t it? Kind of cool to watch you run again. I didn’t know if you could anymore.'”

However, 24 fans may be disappointed as director Antoine Fuqua recently said no film would be made, telling The Playlist: “Yeah, that’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me.

“I met with Kiefer [Sutherland], Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [Touch].

“I don’t think he was able to get a proper agreement with Fox. The time just passed, and I went off to go do what I was doing.”

But the actor and the director appear to be at odds as this time last year Kiefer confirmed a silver screen version of 24 would go ahead.


He told David Letterman on The Late Show at the time: “It was very difficult for us to get a script in order.

“We had done 200 episodes of the show, and to try and create some kind of finale in a two-hour film was difficult, but we’ve finally gotten that in order and now we’re juggling schedules

“That is what we’re going to do now in about eight months. I was hoping to be able to do it in about six weeks, which is not very reasonable at all.”

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  1. Amber on April 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I would like to see a whole other series of 24, there are many types of terrorist threats, surely more can be done with it. I know there is a movie coming out but we need more. 🙂 I lived and breathed the 24 movie, I loved it and hate that I have already seen all of them. Kiefer Sutherland played it perfectly, the perfect person for the job. Would love to shoot em up with that guy. It would be so much fun 🙂 TV is boring, we need more 24….

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