24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Could Spawn A “Very Very Different” Movie
For some time after 24 ended, back in 2010, rumors of a movie have popped up for some time now. Rumors of the film being on and off again were going on from the time the series ended with star Kiefer Sutherland always lamenting that he would love to revisit the character of Jack Bauer.
Well Sutherland got his wish when last May, when Fox announced that they were bringing 24 back for a 12 episode mini-series. The series is set to premiere on the network on May 5th with a 2 hour premiere, but that hasn’t cooled the talk on the movie.
While chatting it up about the new series the prospect of doing a movie was brought up again. Sutherland reacted by saying, “If this causes a rebirth of the show or causes a film to be made, so be it.” However, the movie may not be what fans are expecting with Sutherland describing it as, “very very different,” from the Live Another Day mini series.
Executive Producer Manny Coto backtracked a little bit, by saying they haven’t thought about a film is a while. “We haven’t really thought much about what a movie would be, we’re concentrating on this series. The approach we took is what could we do that we haven’t done before,” he said. Fellow Executive Producer Howard Gordon echoed the sentiments and added, “You can pick this show (Live Another Day) up without having seen Season 8.”
A movie seems pretty bleak at this point in time. However, if the mini-series does well enough it seems as if the cast and crew are willing to give, if not a movie, another run at the TV series ago. While we don’t know what the distant future holds for 24 we get to look forward to the intimidate future with the new series in May. For the latest on the comings and goings of 24, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
Source : Deadline