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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO 24: THE MOVIE?

May 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For years, Kiefer Sutherland has been talking about plans for a feature-length version of 24. For example, two years ago he told entertainment journalist Fred Topel, “It’s something that we really, really want to make. The real key difference would be that the 24 hour film would be a two-hour representation of a 24 hour day. It would be the first thing that we didn’t do in real time.” It no longer appears that the 24 movie will materialize. In an interview appearing today (Wednesday) in the British trade publication Screen, Sutherland said, “There are multiple reasons why that didn’t happen and I don’t know all of them.” But one of the reasons, he said, was the difficulty of compressing a 24-hour-day into a two hour feature. And so 24 has returned to television, where, Sutherland maintains, “a sense of closure” can now be brought to the series. Doing so, however, could prove to be a tricky enterprise, he concedes. “The last thing you want to do is damage the legacy of a show you’ve put to bed,” he remarked. “But now we’re almost finished I’m so glad, and arguably we’ve made the best season ever.”