24 movie to shoot in May, but still no director?
Jack Bauer has two months to find a director, as Kiefer Sutherland suggests that shooting on the 24 movie may commence in May...
Well, it looks like one project is leaving the land of development, and actually heading before the cameras in the next couple of months. The proposed big screen adventures of Jack Bauer, in a standalone 24 movie, had been mooted before, and at one point looked like it might happen after the television show drew to a close.
Yet the end of 24’s eighth and final season came and went in May 2010, with little sign that the film was pressing forward. In fact, worse than that: it seemed that the moment may have been lost altogether.
That was until earlier this year, anyway, when there was finally a suggestion that 24 may go before the cameras in 2012. And now? Kiefer Sutherland has revealed that shooting may well be starting in May.
"We've got a script that we're very excited about, we're looking for directors right now”, he said, noting that he’s got a small schedule gap between the end of shooting on Touch season one, and when a second season would need to ramp up. “We’re trying to do this as quickly as possible so we’re ready to shoot in May, because there’s a very small window”, he added.
He declared himself “cautiously optimistic” that the film would press ahead.
Might we suggest, though, that it’s a little bit of a worry to not have a director for a fairly sizeable action production, two months before the cameras are due to roll? Appreciating we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, and that directors have turned such projects around quickly in the past, it still sounds like a less-than-ideal situation to be in.
We're still looking forward to the film of course, and we'll keep you posted on it….