Remember President Taylor urging Jack to flee for his life in 24‘s series finale? That’s probably just what he’ll do—straight to a movie theater.
“Jack ended in a way like never before—as a fugitive from everyone,” says executive producer Howard Gordon, who envisions Sutherland giving Bruce “Die Hard” Willis and Harrison “The Fugitive” Ford runs for their money. In the film, “Cold War themes bubble up, and it’s fair to say that Jack’s status as a fugitive remains that at the start of the movie.”
The screenplay’s first draft, written by Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Flightplan) is now in the hands of Sutherland, and a director is expected to be attached shortly. Though all plot details are being guarded more closely than CTU secrets, Gordon says he expects Jack’s Girl Friday Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) to make an appearance: “There will definitely be some familiar faces. Our idea is to make Jack Bauer someone we can revisit on a regular basis.”