Kiefer Sutherland: “There are a few people coming back” for 24 movie

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Elisha Cuthbert, 24's Kim Bauer

Kiefer Sutherland was interviewed on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show about his new television series Touch and dropped some new tidbits about the 24 feature film.

“I don’t believe in anything until it’s absolutely finished, but we’re scheduled to start towards the end of April. We have a fantastic script, and we’re putting all of the pieces together rather quickly. And as soon as the first season for Touch is finished, we would be planning to start moving into that.”

Seacrest asks “Can you give me two names of people besides you that will be in the 24 movie?” and Kiefer responds “There are a few people coming back, but I wouldn’t want to ruin that. Yeah, I don’t know if I could do that. I don’t know if I’m going to get in real trouble. But as it stands now, yeah, there is room for someone like Elisha Cuthbert, and there certainly is room for Chloe, and we’ll have to see what happens.”

Source Ryan Seacrest thanks Rob

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So Chloe AND Kim Bauer returning for the movie then, will the mountain lion be real or CGI this time…?

It’s interesting to hear they’re “putting the pieces together rather quickly”, it would still appear they have yet to hire a director for the film, but it sounds like if and when they do, the director will be hired on a purely technical capacity (the way Richard Marquand was hired to basically facilitate George Lucas’ vision for ‘Return of the Jedi’), and it’ll really be Kiefer and co.’s vision for the movie that will be made.

@ Gerry Mander… I hope that’s not the case. The movie needs a good and strong director who has vision, and can elevate the franchise so it can be different from the tv show. Not some hack who has limitations and let the actors do the work for him and be more or less a marionette puppet. The Bond and Bourne movies always does well because they have good directors at the helm, and if the 24 movie wants to compete in the same market with those guys, then the film needs to get a good director as well, so the new film franchise (hopefully) can get off to a fast start.

I fully understand your concerns BMAN dude, but if they leave it much longer to get a director onboard, they may have little choice in the matter, considering they’re already putting the pieces together as we speak without a director hired as yet.

I’ll be honest with you, BMAN dude, I really hope the upcoming ’24′ movie is the only one, and they end the whole saga on both an epic and high note, if they go ahead with more ’24′ movies after the upcoming one, I fear it will potentially start to have a “here we go again” feel to it, case in point being the ‘Die Hard’ movies (at least two too many, including the upcoming fifth one), something I hope doesn’t happen to Jack Bauer… as Kiefer Sutherland stated last year, “we hope to do, if not a series of movies, then the one movie that really matters”, I agree with the latter part of that statement!

@Gerry Mander…Well if FOX and Kiefer Sutherland decides to go that route and pick a journeyman director to make the movie, than I suggest they get Renny Harlin. I know some people is going to give me some grief about this choice and yes he directed a lot of bad films, too many to list, but if the script is good and solid and he surrounds himself with good people to make the movie with him, then maybe we get the same Renny Harlin who directed Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. All great action movies in my opinion, and I think he has a good relationship with FOX with some of the movies he directed for the studio. He’s a good and capable director in my opinion who ran into some bad luck with some of the directorial choices he made later in his career, but if he gets the chance to direct the 24 movie, it would be a nice comeback for him, if the movie does well of course.