24 On The Big Screen Will be The Fugitive Meets Die Hard
"24" on the big screen will be "The Fugitive" meets "Die Hard", said executive producer
June 1, 1:51 PMGarrett Godwin
When we last saw 24's Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), he's about to be the most-wanted man in the world, and it's about to stay that way once he comes to theaters near you. Executive producer Howard Gordon told TV Guide that while Jack will have the same characteristics of Die Hard's John McClane, he'll be more like The Fugitive's Dr. Richard Kimble.
The acclaimed, award-winning 24 completed its successful eight-season run on FOX the week before Memorial Day and it has now become the longest-running espionage series in television history -- beating both Mission: Impossible and The Avengers. Sutherland won a 2002 Golden Globe Award and a 2006 Emmy for Best Actor for his comeback role as renegade operative Jack Bauer.
A hero for the post-9/11 generation, Bauer has been waging war against terrorism, and political and governmental corruption in Los Angeles, Africa, Washington, DC, and New York.
Shattered Glass scribe Billy Ray has recently penned the first draft of the screenplay, and though the plot remains top secret, there's talk that Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) may join Jack on the big screen.
The highly anticipated 24 film is expected to start shooting either later this year or early next year.