Speaking with Crave Online, Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit Fox TV series 24, talked about a big screen version which is currently in development.
Crave Online: What’s going on with the 24 film?
Kiefer Sutherland: It’s something that we really, really want to make. The real key difference would be that the 24 hour film would be a 2 hour representation of a 24 hour day. It would be the first thing that we didn’t do in real time. Mainly, you have to understand, we’re making two episodes every three weeks. We would have three months to make a two hour [movie]. Just to have that kind of time to really allow our cinematographer and our director and the writers to focus on such a finite thing. And actually be able to do a film that really has a conclusion, I think would be really exciting not only for us to make but I think for an audience as well. But the thing that I’m most excited about that is that we’re going to make it within the context of still running the show. Everybody compares it to X-Files the movie, except with X-files the movie, the show was done or at least he was done with it at that point. I actually believe that the film and the show can actually coexist and for quite some time. I think once that starts to happen, the dynamic between television and film will really change in a major way.
You can check out Crave Online’s entire interview with the star where they discuss a little more about the film and much more about the show in general here.
Season Six of 24 returns to Fox in a special 2 night four-hour event this Sunday and Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.