’24’ Movie

Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 29, 2012

Is there any truth to the rumors and speculation that the former TV series 24 , with star Kiefer Sutherland, will resume in an upcoming big-screen version?

—Mike Weber, The Dalles, Ore.

According to Sutherland, 45, the 24 movie is alive and well and he is hoping to start filming it the end of April or the beginning of May when he wraps production on his new FOX TV series, Touch.

"I am glad to be making it," the London, England-born actor says. "I see it as a continuation. The script we have now&emdash;which I am very, very excited about&emdash;is relatively a direct continuation?six months from the final episode [of the series]."

The one difference between the movie and the series, according to its star, is the film will not take place in real time but will deal with a 24-hour crisis solved in a two-hour film. And while Sutherland did not reveal who, if anybody, from the cast would be returning, it was announced earlier that Mary Lynn Rajskub will reprise her role as Chloe.

But before he revisits his role as Jack Bauer, Sutherland has to finish filming Touch, The actor says he wasn't trying to escape Jack Bauer when he signed to do it. "My choice to do Touch had nothing to do with trying to get away from 24. It was because I want to hopefully spend the next seven or eight years sinking my teeth into something interesting."