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Fox's 24 is one of the most addictive shows on TV, a high-octane drama that unfolds in real time and never stops moving. If you've watched every episode (up through Season 8, which premiered on Jan. 17), then you've devoted more than a full week of your life to the adventures of Jack Bauer. So would you pay the price of a movie ticket for another 2 hours?
Yesterday, Variety announced that a big-screen adaptation of 24 is officially in the works. Keifer Sutherland is "eager" to turn the show into a full-fledged movie franchise, a la the James Bond or Bourne films. Sutherland apparently thinks he can shoot a movie and a TV show simultaneously, telling EW that "a television series can either act as a great trailer for a film, or a film can act as a great trailer for a television series. And I think the first person who actually does that is going to change the way television interacts with feature films." Fox execs, however, may not agree; if the show is picked up for a 9th season, the movie is likely to be on hold for a year.
Unlike the TV show, a 24 movie would not take place in real time; rather, it would be a single day's events (or an entire season of the show) condensed into two hours. It also has the potential to be grittier. We imagine they'll go for the R rating so that Jack Bauer can finally unleash some real swear words.
Will moviegoers also get a giant ticking digital clock, maybe in 3D? Only time will tell!
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