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"24" Feature Film Gaining Steam

Kiefer Sutherland Variety says a quickly-developing "24" movie is coming together.

Twentieth Century Fox and "24" creators Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow have signed a deal to film the feature next spring/summer. But here's the weird thing: the film won't actually be greenlit (meaning, production won't begin) until early 2007. According to Variety, Fox execs want to see early ratings for the show's sixth season (it begins in January '07) before committing to the film.

At the moment, the "24" movie script has yet to be written and Kiefer Sutherland is not signed. However, it's hard to imagine Fox would let the film move forward without the franchise's key star (and character) on-board, so Sutherland's current unsigned status isn't likely to last long.

Plot elements haven't been revealed, but early news suggests the film will ditch the real-time format of the show in favor of a more traditional action-thriller progression.

For more "24" news, reviews and scoops, visit our sister site TV Fodder. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on June 8, 2006 03:04 PM
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