KIEFER SUTHERLAND TALKS WITH NICHOLAS SCHMIDLE
Kiefer Sutherland is best known for playing Jack Bauer on the FOX series “24,” “24: Redemption,” and “24: Live Another Day”; for his performance, he received seven Emmy Award nominations, winning one, and six Golden Globe nominations, also winning one. He has starred in more than seventy films, including “The Bay Boy,” “Stand by Me,” “The Lost Boys,” “Flatliners,” “Article 99,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Vanishing,” “Dark City,” and “Melancholia.”
Nicholas Schmidle joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2012. His first article for the magazine, “Getting Bin Laden,” was a National Magazine Award finalist. He is the author of “To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan.”
Unlike all his enemies on “24,” Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) will never die. According to TVLine.com, talks to make a “24” feature film have gained traction in recent weeks.
Sources tell the website that Imagine Entertainment is interested in a new film idea, but it hasn’t yet been pitched to 20th Century Fox.
Of course, it’s likely that Fox will want to continue the television revival after the success of the recent limited series “24: Live Another Day.”
“We haven’t had a specific conversation about it coming back yet, but I’m sure we will in the future,” Fox Networks Group Chairman CEO Peter Rice said in July. “It’s a wonderful franchise. When you look at the show itself it has many more stories to tell. I think we need to sit down and talk to the creators.”
Talk of a “24” movie first heated up not long after the conclusion of the series’ eighth season in 2010. However, production was stopped in March 2012. After “Live Another Day” wrapped in July, executive producer Jon Cassar revealed at Comic-Con that discussions about a film are still happening.