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Kiefer Sutherland Says ’24’ Movie Set 6 Months After The Series Finale, A “Direct Continuation” Of The Show

Kiefer Sutherland Says '24' Movie Set 6 Months After The Series Finale, A "Direct Continuation" Of The Show

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….

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I am waiting for season 11 cuz I’m not yet satisfied with the finale, plz more. My reason is that as the film is called 24, and the episodes are also 24 as well (with the exception of season 10) then why not the series should also be 24 in number? It will more sequencially more logically if so


Really awaiting this film and hoping it will live up to the series.


"The Jack Bauer Power Hour"!! I love it! That needs to be the title. But seriously, I like the show, but this movie is gonna suck. Remember "The Sentinel"? Just like that.

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