Sutherland: ‘24’ movie could still happen

Kiefer Sutherland says the '24' movie is an "ongoing situation".

Sutherland: ‘24’ movie could still happen

Kiefer Sutherland says the '24' movie is an "ongoing situation".

The 47-year-old actor, who stars as male lead Jack Bauer in the hit TV series, still insists on the possibility of producing a film based on the action drama since it has a different plot to the series' 12-episode comeback - which will be shot later this year in London.

Talking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Sutherland said: "The script for the film is very different. It's an ongoing situation, and there's always an opportunity to do it.

"If this ends up rebooting the show or causing a film to be made, so be it, but we're very happy about these 12 episodes right now."

In 2012 it was announced filming a big-screen adaptation of '24' had been pushed back to 2013, but director Antoine Fuqua - who was due to helm the film - later revealed the movie will not be happening.

The movie was set to be part of a trilogy, but there were reports of disagreements with filmmakers over the budget.

It was said that the studio Fox had planned a budget of $30m, while the filmmakers wanted $45-60m to create the movie they envisaged.

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