Much like its hero, Jack Bauer, the long-awaited movie based on TV’s “24” just cannot be killed.
The latest glimmer of hope for fans who long to see their beloved show make the jump to the big screen: a report from TV Line, citing anonymous sources at Imagine Entertainment, that the idea is being kicked around anew. TV Line speculates that the studio may be eager to cash in on the wave of interest spurred by the series’ return to television this summer, when “24: Live Another Day” was received enthusiastically by fans and critics alike.
If the plans for a movie pan out, it’ll be to the great delight of all involved — especially star Kiefer Sutherland, who’s been stoked to play Jack Bauer in a feature film since back in 2006.
On the other hand, Sutherland has dialed down his confidence from “We’re totally making a movie!” to “A movie is always a possibility” in recent years, possibly because he’s afraid to get his hopes up again only to have them dashed. We know the feeling. In the meantime, let’s all cross our fingers and make tiny, cautious noises of excitement over the possibility that a “24” movie is maybe, possibly, finally happening.