When Kiefer Sutherland finishes his current Broadway obligation, he’s coming back to TV. The former star of 24 was in talks last week to star in Tim Kring‘s (Heroes) latest pilot called, Touch, for the Fox network and now he’s officially signed on. Filming will begin this summer. The show is about a man whose mute, autistic son can see the future. After that, according to quotes on national television, Sutherland is still insistent that a 24 movie will happen. Read more after the jump. Read More »
I have to admit, I love watching 24. Sure, this season may have Jumped the Shark. For once the series is filled with some ridiculously bad writing and horrible acting (that happens when you kill all the talented actors off a series), but I still refuse toÂ stop watching until Jack saves the day. We’ve all been waiting for the previously announced 24 movie, because let’s face it, Jack Bauer/Kiefer Sutherland is the modern day John McClane/Bruce Willis, and a 24 movie could be better than Live Free or Die Hard (or so we’d hope).
Originally we were told that a screenplay was in the works, and the plan was to shoot the film during the season break (which is coming up). Well it looks like the script is finished but Fox has decided to delay the project until the show is finished (at it’s current rate of quality could be really soon).
“The script has been written but it’s on hold until the show comes off air,” confirms screenwriter Evan Katz.
No reason was given. My best guess is that this would give the team more than a couple months to work on the feature film.