If a 24 movie really is in the works, someone should tell Kiefer Sutherland.
Just last month, Kiefer himself told us he wouldn’t even consider doing a 24 movie until the TV show was done. ‘We have developed some ideas through 20th Century Fox Films,’ Kiefer said. ‘And we’ve all agreed that until we finish the [TV] series, we would not focus our attention on the film because this [the TV show] requires all of our attention. We’re not starting a film anytime soon.’
So now that a screenwriter has been hired for a 24 flick, does this mean the TV show is ending? Or how about the rumor that Freddie Prinze Jr. will take over in some capacity on TV? Here’s the scoop…
According to insiders, the 24 movie might not be as close as recent reports would lead you to believe. While a rep for 20th Century Fox studios tells us, ‘We are in discussions with [State of Play and Shattered Glass screenwriter] Billy Ray to write a script based on his original idea,’ I’m told that the movie will probably only happen after the TV series has ended.
And although there are no deals in place for a ninth season (the studio’s contracts with both the network and with Kiefer expire this year), Kiefer has said he wants the TV series to continue on.