Producer: '24' movie's coming in 2012
April 13th, 2011
10:10 AM ET

Producer: '24' movie's coming in 2012

It looks like the long-awaited for "24" movie is getting a little closer to reality.

Kiefer Sutherland, who starred as Jack Bauer on the fan favorite Fox series, told the ladies of "The View" last month that the show would get the cinematic treatment next year, and now producer Brian Grazer has backed him up.

“Got off the phone Keifer yesterday and we are very excited about producing the ‘24' movie for next year,” Grazer tweeted on April 5.

That tidbit is encouraging, since talk of a “24” movie has been hanging around even before the show ended last year, but the project seemed to hit snafus.

Last December, news came that the script had run into trouble over at 20th Century Fox, and EW reported in March that while Sutherland name-dropped Tony Scott as the director/producer the studio was working with, there still didn't seem to be a director attached to the project, which also didn't have a start date.

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  1. Kaal Ashenafi

    Thanks for the info. I think it is more comfortable to watch movies at home on the internet encompassed by a serene atmosphere.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Adjustment Programs

    You realize thus considerably when it comes to this topic, produced me for my part believe it from a lot of various angles. Its like men and women aren't fascinated except it is something to do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs nice. Always take care of it up!

    April 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. alyssa

    Hope to see Michelle dessler in the movie! can U make her live again???

    May 17, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. alyssa

    Hope to see Michelle dessler! can U make her live again???

    May 17, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. G-Man

    If you hated the show, then don't go to see the movie. It is only a waste of time if you're dumb enough to allow it to be. As for the rest of us who actually enjoyed the television show, we will be looking forward to seeing how the big screen adaption measures up with the show. Personally, I am hoping for a continuation of the storyline from Season 8....especially since they kind of left that hanging. I definitely believe the movie should have Chloe O'Brien and Tony Almeida back. At least have Tony's character as a cameo if nothing else. Over the years, 24 has changed cast members quite a bit, so having new characters working for CTU won't be a new concept, as long as there are a couple of familiar faces.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Agreed. Don't like it? Don't go. Personally, I'm looking forward to it. If they time it right, a European version of 24 would be nice to see. Maybe Jack trying to prevent terrorists from doing something during the London Olympics? The show was unusually timely with subject matter. Having Jack work with his British counterparts, even being out of CTU & on the run, would be interesting. A hostage situation during the Olympics most certainly would capture the world's attention.

      May 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jack Bauer for President Executive Committee

    The best way to do the movie would be the first half of the movie taking place over the first 23 hours of the day, and the final hour of both the movie and the 24-hour period in which the movie takes place over should be played out in real time- thus allowing the movie to break free of the real-time constraints (and allowing Jack more freedom of movement), whilst keeping the distinctive '24' trademark of real time for the last hour, upping the suspense and tension considerably, not to mention making for one heck of a finale...

    Hoping they begin shooting late this year or early January at latest, and release the movie on Friday, August 24th, 2012... the date seems to good to pass up (and would be great for marketing too)...

    April 13, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe

    There's no way I'm sitting in a movie theater for 24 hours, I don't care how good the movie is.

    April 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ken

    Why? It was a fairly boring and useless TV show.

    April 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fred

    Jack Bauer for President !!!!!

    April 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. erich2112x

    This show was excellent. I would put some of the early seasons up against Sopranos or Breaking Bad. But a movie? that's a whole nother enchilada..

    April 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Craig

    It's good they are making a 24 movie, but I'm really looking for FOX to have a X Files movie that is about the alien invasion on 12-22-2012.

    April 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred

      Uuuuuhhhh.....You're late. The alien invasion happened on 12-22-2010. Didn't you get your pod?

      April 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael

    I can't wait for this movie...I was very excited to read this article!!

    April 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. brian

    i liked the show, but come on– who cares? he can only save the world so many times...

    April 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Shriman

    The TV show revolutionized how action dramas can be shot successfully for network TV. Without having to resort graphic language, gratuitous violence or lascivious themes the show competed viably with cable-only shows like the Sopranos & Oz. I don't see why a movie version of this idea won't be successful as long as the narrative efficiently allows for the real-time aspect of the Longest Day' in the main character's life to be condensed to 100mins. I'll watch it just to see how they do it. Bauer for President!!

    April 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. keithmoore1

    Yeah, the haters are looking pretty foolish. 24 had ups & downs, but overall was a fantastic show. If that team is behind the film the odds are at least in favor of a good film.

    April 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Superhiro

    Meh, hopefully the film has better writers than the show.

    April 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. tiny

    I'm so excited for this! I can't wait. I miss Jack Bauer! I also hope they find a way to bring Tony back for this movie.

    April 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Elsid

    Can't wait I LOVE me some JACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  19. erich2112x

    About time.

    April 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. John

    So are they going to do 12 2-hour movies and release them once a month?

    April 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Frank

    Stop saying "Hella", Cartman!!!

    April 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Danno

    Screw the haters... 24 rules and the movie will be awesome.

    April 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  23. runjackrun


    April 13, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  24. Thomas

    As i know far more than any of you i can assure you this movie will be either bad, terrible, or horrible. Also i can assure you Kiefer Sutherland is a catcher and not a pitcher.

    April 13, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  25. PEDRO

    lame. this is gonna be hella lame.

    April 13, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  26. Hanover Fist

    Yawn. Another brilliant Hollywood idea plucked from the recycling bin. It should be great! #Not Meant to be a Factual Statement:

    April 13, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • wilson

      How is this recycled? It's never been made into a movie before.

      April 13, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Paco

      What Wilson? I cant hear you, your mouth is too full of HOTSH!T!!

      April 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg're stealing a Colbert joke while complaining about the lack of originality in Hollywood?

      Just couldn't wait to jump on the "Me Too" Bandwagon, could you? If I promise at acknowledge your cleverness and razor-sharp wit, do you promise to never do it again?

      April 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Here Spot

    Oh good. This should be a big stinky steamy pile.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • wilson

      Spoken like a true know-it-all.

      April 13, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • wilson

      I prepare my own dookee sandwiches and then eat them.

      April 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan

      Honestly, the show was terrible, it just played on everyone post 9/11 terrorist fears, Highly overrated, hyper unrealistic, and just plain dumb, but hey, when your key audience is average Joe blow America I'm not surprised.

      April 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |

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