Good news 24 fans – Kiefer Sutherland has revealed the 24 movie script is “very close” to completion.
When will we see the much talked about and anticipated big screen version of 24?
We are coming very close to having a finished script. That’s been the most difficult thing. You have to remember that we have 24 hours to explain the stories in 24 and so trying to condense that into a two-hour film version has been a real shift in gear for us.
We were originally trying to make it too big and put too much into it – but once we relaxed, we found out how to tell that story. So yes we definitely do plan on making the film.
Did you have any idea, at the start of 24, how it was going to captivate audiences worldwide?
It is seen all over the globe and to be able to be a part of a project that transcended languages and cultures over a long sustained period of time has been great. It was the largest audience I have ever had and it was an absolute thrill to work on that show.
But it also changed things for me. It did so much for my confidence. For those reasons alone I will be forever in debt to the experience I’ve had with 24.
Are you still enjoying working in television as well as film?
I like doing television – some of the best work I am seeing right now is on television. TV is where it’s going. As long as the scripts are interesting I don’t care where they are shown.