Kiefer Sutherland gives update on 24 movie, is “very excited”

Kiefer Sutherland

Here’s a radio interview in which Kiefer Sutherland talks about the 24 movie. Both he and former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon have been “very involved” in shepherding the project, which was written by Billy Ray.

“We’re gonna hopefully start production in April on the film, and that’ll be out later on in the year. We’re still a few months away, but we’ve got a script that we’re very excited about and we’re moving forward.”

When the interviewer asks Kiefer why the delay, Kiefer blamed his upcoming Fox television series Touch. “It’s something that kind of took up a lot of space for us to do, and that is as responsible as anything for us having to push the movie back about seven months,” said Kiefer.

(Thanks Rob for sending this in!)


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Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad Kiefer is coming back to TV but to have a 7 month delay because of it? It’s just too much. Just imagine, they could have started shooting right now if it weren’t for touch.

Well… at least we know it’s gonna happen

That’s great news!

Will there be a new “Confession” this year?

If production doesn’t begin until April, and the movie is going to be released later that same year – I would guess late November as the likeliest date, after the new Bond movie and before ‘The Hobbit’ and other big December releases – it’s going to be a tight schedule to say the least, but still completely doable without compromising the overall quality of the picture, just consider the fact that most Bond movies have wrapped production around three to four months before their release dates, and they haven’t looked rushed or been slapdash affairs, so no reason why the ’24’ movie can’t do the same.

The main concern I have is just how much time the ’24’ movie crew will have to actually shoot the thing, considering that Kiefer may have to start shooting the second season of ‘Touch’ (if it’s renewed for one, that is) around late summer or early autumn, leaving the ’24’ movie team around thirteen or fourteen weeks – if they’re lucky! – for actual production time, but that’s anywhere between 78 and 84 days they may have for filming (plus just under four months for post-production duties), and that’s about the average length of time for filming of a studio action pic, so it may all work out well in the end, fingers crossed…