24 MOVIE AND TV NEWS
Sutherland to shoot ’24’ movie this summer?
Jack Bauer could be hitting the big screen as soon as later this year, according to various reports.
The plans would involve shooting a movie version of 24 this summer, after the current fifth season wraps and before the sixth season airs in 2007.
Speaking to reporters at the winter TCA tour, lead star Kiefer Sutherland reiterated his intent to work on the project but admitted that it presented problems for producers Joel Surnow, Howard Gordon and Bob Cochran.
"It’s certainly something that I’ve expressed an incredible amount of interest in doing," he said. "It is something that Joel, Howard and Bob and I have all talked about. One of the real difficulties, and Joel’s expressed it in a number of interviews, is that any time they got really close to having a great idea for a film, we needed it for episode 18, so there it went."
"I love playing the character and it’s something I care an awful lot about," Sutherland continued. "And I think certainly it is a genre of film that I have always loved as an audience person. I think there is an audience out there for that."
Despite admitting that the real-time aspect of the show was "presenting challenges" for planning the film version, Sutherland added: "I think there’s always a way to actually deal with an idea of 24 as a film that would be completely separate from 24 the television show. And by that I mean the characters could be different. They could be completely unrelated, and I think that that would still be effective. Obviously, it’s something that I would be very eager to do, and it requires a lot of other people to feel the same way."
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24 TV NEWS 24’s CLOCK RACES ON WITH THE RETURN OF ELISHA CUTHBERT AND WILLIAM DEVANE AND THE ADDITION OF RAY WISE AND C. THOMAS HOWELL
Two-Hour Event Airs Monday, March 6, on FOX
Through seven sizzling hours of 24’s fifth season, the series continues its amazing ratings performance and casting coups. Elisha Cuthbert and William Devane return, joined by newcomers C. Thomas Howell ("The Outsiders") and Ray Wise ("Good Night, And Good Luck") as "Day Five" intensifies.
The nonstop season continues Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and will clock in with a special two-hour event Monday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
In a day where he was implicated in the President’s assassination, held hostage at the airport, and is following leads to terrorists armed with 20 canisters of military-grade nerve gas, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) has had little time to put the pieces of his personal life back together. Recently reunited with former lover Audrey Raines (Kim Raver), Bauer enlists her help to reestablish communication with his daughter, Kim (Cuthbert). When Kim reenters Jack’s life, she does so with her trusted friend Barry Landes (Howell), a therapist who attempts to simmer down a boiling situation. Meanwhile, leadership issues continue to tangle the Administration, and Vice President Hal Gardner (Wise) and Secretary of Defense James Heller (Devane) join the cause against the terrifying situation.
The nonstop season accelerates with a special two-hour event, "Day 5: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM"/"Day 5: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM," airing Monday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Agent Bauer deals with Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller), the defected federal agent who recruited Jack to counterterrorist work more than a decade ago, along with his wife Miriam (JoBeth Williams). The back-to-back episodes also feature President Logan (Gregory Itzin) muddling through more intense and iffy decisions while CTU commanders Lynn McGill (Sean Astin) and Bill Buchanan (James Morrison) redefine roles.