Jack Bauer heads to the big screen

There’s been talk of a 24 movie for a while now.

But, finally, Kiefer Sutherland seems to have twisted Fox’s arm enough to force the studio to hire a writer for the project.

Step in Billy Ray, best known for contributing words to the scripts of last year’s cinematic State Of Play and Jodie Foster’s Flightplan .

What of the ticking clock? According to the producers, the film will be “a two-hour representation of a day”. Uh, so just like any other movie, then.

The plot’s reportedly set in Europe, though insiders have told Variety that there are “a number of factors influencing how quickly [ the film ] moves ahead, including the fate of the TV show”.

Also, will Jack even survive the show’s eighth (and possibly ninth) day? If there’s a potential movie franchise in the works, we’re sure his life’s pretty safe.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.