The 24 movie is still on…sort of.
Following recent reports that production on the big screen feature is being delayed due to scheduling, budgetary and other issues, Kiefer Sutherland — aka Jack Bauer — confirmed Thursday night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno that “we’re still trying” to get the film made.
“We finally got a script to a really amazing place,” he says. “Unfortunately, because of my schedule, we’re trying to fit a lot of moving parts — everybody else’s schedule, trying to find the right slot to do the film in. … If we don’t get it into this slot, we’ll do it next year.”
Sutherland maintains that the most important thing is “to make sure we make the best possible movie ever, and if we have to wait a little longer, we will.”
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