24 The Movie

Kiefer desperate to take TV show to the big screen
Thursday , 14 August 2008
24 The Movie
Kiefer in his role as Jack Bauer in 24

KIEFER SUTHERLAND is desperate to debut his hit show 24 on the big screen - but only after the TV series is cancelled.

The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show has enjoyed mega success with American audiences since its debut in 2001, and though Kiefer is convinced his character Jack Bauer is destined for a movie debut, he admits he's worried the project would upset the over-worked series' writers.

He says, "We're going to eventually make a 24 movie one day - if fans are still interested by then.

"It's so hard for the writers to just even get through the season. They're very good, but it's just the equivalent of making 12 films a year and then they have to come up with a whole new idea in the break for the next year.

"So we all agreed to preserve the series, just to focus on that - and then, when the series is done, we would embark on the film." For daily celebrity news updates sign up to our newsletter www.ahlanlive.com/newsletter