Kiefer Sutherland Touch promo pic

During todays Television Critics Association winter tour presentation panel for Touch, Kiefer Sutherland reiterated the current plans for 24‘s feature film. “We will be shooting end of April or beginning of May,” the actor said.

Kiefer also confirmed that just like the television series, the movie would take place over the course of a single day, though obviously not in real-time. As for where the movie will fit in the timeline of the series? Kiefer says it’s “relatively a direct continuation [from the series finale]. We’re talking maybe six months from the end of that episode.”

Although Kiefer Sutherland is tight-lipped when it comes to revealing the cast, Howard Gordon confirmed yesterday that fan favorite Chloe O’Brian would appear in the film along with new characters. The movie is being written by Mark Bomback and currently has no director attached.

Sources: TV Guide Magazine, TVLine

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infinity^ January 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I cannot wait for this anymore. 24 was the most suspense series ever.

X January 9, 2012 at 1:00 am

I just hope they don’t cater to retards. Hopefully they make it with the highest intelligence as a direct continuation with absolutely no dumbing down whatsoever and no worries about “new” audience.

Anyone dumb enough to not know 24 will not care about anything that is going on. They’ll be too busy licking the bottom of the popcorn package while making as much noise getting there as possible all while texting on their cell phone at the same time as asking every 10 minutes, “What are we watching again?” “Yea, girl, we watching that twenty fourz, with that guy with a gun, going around torturing people. He pulling out teeth right now, gurl. Oh, he just punched that guy.”

Gerry Mander January 9, 2012 at 1:11 am

Let’s hope they start production in April rather than May order to get as many shooting days as possible, with a fifteen-week production commencing from week beginning April 23rd (by which time, Kiefer will have wrapped filming on ‘Touch’) and lasting through to week ending August 4th (when he would have to return to start filming the second season of ‘Touch’, if it gets one, that is), and a tight post-production of three-and-a-half months to get the movie ready for a release on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012.

It’s interesting that the script for the movie picks up about six months after the series’ conclusion, and that Kiefer states it will be a “relative” continuation of the show, leading me to believe the ’24′ movie will be a broad affair in scope that will attempt to appeal to as wide an audience as possible, but will be close enough to the series to please die-hard ’24′ fans, meaning why Chloe O’Brien will be in it and Tony Almeida won’t!

I hope Jon Cassar directs the ’24′ movie, but he probably won’t as he’s committed to other (television) projects, so another director who would be an excellent choice would be the British director Pete Travis, who helmed the underrated 2008 thriller ‘Vantage Point’, not to mention the upcoming Judge Dredd adaptation ‘Dredd’, and who has a kinetic and fluid style to his direction that would serve a ’24′ movie well…

SharanRJ January 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Stephen Hopkins, if you’re listening, PLEASE DIRECT THIS FILM! That’s the best way to come full circle!

hassan January 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I am very very happy! i love 24 so much and I really miss it! i am happy the 24 film is going to happen! Thank you Kiefer Sutherland for making 24 the best of all time! I can not waite till the movie starts filming! I want to see Jack help Chloe out of jail! I hope and wish that old characters come back! i hope Chase,Kim Bauer,Audrey,Morris,Arron and Mike Novic!

Jomskylark January 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Gerry, that’s fantastic news! I was worried that it would be pushed back to 2013.

Gerry Mander January 20, 2012 at 1:46 am

That’s not an official schedule @Jomskylark dude, it’s just my personal opinion of how they should go about the ’24′ movie, the fact is Kiefer Sutherland won’t be available until mid-late April, and will have to return to filming ‘Touch’ in August or September, giving them about four months max to shoot the ’24′ movie, and it’s unlikely FOX will hold the movie over until the following summer – ‘The Wolverine’ will likely be their big summer 2013 film – and it won’t be released in spring 2013 as the new ‘Die Hard’ film is released on February 14th, 2013, so it’s highly likely – likely, not certain – that the ’24′ movie will be released in late November (after the new Bond movie in early November but before the big December releases like ‘The Hobbit’), but I could be wrong…

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