Dammit it no more, Fox have finally sorted out the 24 movie, with the script due in at the end of the year and Kiefer Sutherland available to start filming from April. Not even Kim can f*ck it up this time. You'd hope.
According to Deadline.com, Sutherland will be reprising his role as the toughest man in boot-cut jeans for the big-screen version 24, which producer Brian Grazer and Fox are planning to start filming in April 2012 once the actor completes the current series of drama Touch.
According to the site:
"Mark Bomback — a favorite writer at 20th Century Fox writing The Wolverine and Shadow Divers – is doing some last minute tweaking of Billy Ray’s script, and will turn it in by year’s end. Imagine and the studio have about five directors in mind — no, Tony Scott is not attached anymore — and it will all begin happening very quickly in the early part of next year. The goal is to get the film into production to match Sutherland’s availability, which begins in April. That should give producer Brian Grazer something to do after he completes producing the Academy Awards, and it is certainly good news for fans of the show who were beginning to fear the project wouldn’t happen."
Sutherland himself previously said:
"The 24 movie would be a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day. That would be the first time that we would not do something in real time, but the characters would obviously all be derivative of the show.
"If we ended up doing it as a prequel and going back before the first season, obviously there's a lot of things that could change.
"If we go for it much further down the line from where the show is, again, there's a lot of room to change. It depends on the timing that they choose to set the film in."