TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Actor Kiefer Sutherland, who played agent Jack Bauer in the American television series "24," said he is excited about a plan to make a movie based on the smash hit drama.
"Some amazing filmmakers have made themselves available to make the film, so we're very excited," Sutherland said to fans in Tokyo of the long-running show during an event Tuesday.
"It's going to look, I think, very different from the show," he said. But the basics won't change. "There's going to be a bad day and Jack Bauer will also find himself in the middle of it," he said.
Sutherland also recalled that the final day of shooting on the show after eight seasons was an emotional one because the crew "felt like a family."
"We had the same crew for Season 1 as we had all the way through Season 8, and I think over the course of making 24 there were 16 marriages, 30 children were born," he said. "It was very hard to say goodbye."
But not to the show, he said, thanks to the plan for the movie, which will be a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day, not in a real time format of the Fox network's television show.
(Mainichi Japan) November 18, 2010