While the movie adaptation of “24” won’t borrow the show’s main conceit of taking place in real time — the title would have to lose a number, for one — it looks like there won’t be a huge difference with the subject material. When asked by Collider about the Mark Bomback-penned script for the “24” movie (hopefully retitled “The Jack Bauer Power Hour“), star Kiefer Sutherland took a break from promoting his new Fox series “Touch” to she some light on the plot developments that will trouble Bauer’s CTU agency on the big screen in 2013.
“I see it as a continuation,” Sutherland says. “The script that we’ve got right now, which I’m very, very excited about, is relatively a direct continuation. It’s within six months from the end of the last episode.” This would mean that we’re following up on the events that closed the series, with heroic Counter-Terrorism agent/superman/torture-lover Jack Bauer on the run from authorities after going rogue in a quest for redemption for a government coverup involving oh god half of the episodes of this show were near-identical anyway.
There’s no director attached, though shooting is scheduled to start at the end of April or beginning of May, according to Sutherland. And as for any other cast members returning? “I can’t say that,” the actor says. Though not exactly the most realistic portrayal of counter-terrorism, it will be interesting to see how the big screen iteration shifts and adapts to a world where there is no Osama Bin Laden. Or not. And it case you’re wondering, it will still be one helluva day for Jack Bauer. “It’s two hours, representing 24 hours. The movie is not in real time. It’s a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day,” Sutherland says of the movie. The clock is ticking….