Extra’s AJ Calloway has interviewed Kiefer Sutherland in New York City about the upcoming 24 movie. While it’s mostly stuff he’s been saying before, he teases a bit more at the end.
Let’s just talk 24 for a minute. What’s the status of the film and what can the fans expect?
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard who run Imagine [Entertainment] produced the television show in coordination with FOX and there’s a real strong push to start in January and hopefully have the film out by — it is slated right now for the summer of 2012. As in everything, nothing is etched in stone, but everything is moving towards that. And so I’m very excited. We’ve worked very hard to try and get the script in, you know, that was going to encompass all of the sentiments of 24 the series but really take us in another direction. And I think that’s been a real task. And so it’s taken us a little while, but I am very optimistic and cautiously optimistic. We’re going to start hopefully in January.
What would you like to see Jack do in the movie?
I wanna see Jack do a lot of things that were representative of the show, but I think one of the things I certainly felt as an actor playing him, I wanted him to be able to take his life back. And I think that’s going to be a large aspect of the film.