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Jack Bauer Gets Out Of L.A.!! The 24 Movie Looks Not To Take Place In Real Time!!

I am – Hercules!!

Kiefer Sutherland has apparently revealed some clues as to how Fox’s “24” movie will differ from Fox’s “24” TV show.

According to the BBC’s website, Sutherland told London chat show host Jonathan Ross that the “24” movie he hopes to shoot next year will be set “here.” Which I guess could mean London or the United Kingdom or Europe or the Eastern Hemisphere.

The Brit newspaper The Sun, meanwhile, says the “24” movie will be shot in London, Prague and Moracco, suggesting that the movie will drop the TV show’s distinctive “real time” format. Which I guess is how a two-hour movie can get away with calling itself “24”!

For the record, the movie will NOT mark the first time Jack Bauer has been depicted operating outside Los Angeles. A short on the season-four DVD set dealt with a long-haired Jack Bauer escaping assassins in Chicago.

Read the entire BBC story here.

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  • May 5, 2006, 8:59 a.m. CST


    by TKO


  • May 5, 2006, 9 a.m. CST


    by awesomegeek

  • May 5, 2006, 9 a.m. CST


    by Darth Sticky

    There'd better be big explosions, because getting rid of the whole 24-hour experience/novelty kinda seems lame. Might as well have this sucker star Chuck Norris.

  • May 5, 2006, 9 a.m. CST

    by ths0644


  • May 5, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Is England ready, though for the Jack Sack?

    by paulh

    And can the sack help Wayne Rooney heal a bit faster for his World Cup Germany 2006 close-up?

  • May 5, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by ths0644

    fourth i mean

  • May 5, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    by ths0644

    wayne rooney will be fine u mark my words

  • May 5, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    No no no, it MUST be real-time and be 24 hours long

    by WeirdEd

    Only the strongest of bladders will survive!!!!!

  • May 5, 2006, 9:05 a.m. CST

    maybe PART real time?

    by Captain Katanga

    surely the best idea would be to have the first hour in non-real time, with lots of globetrotting, and then the last hour in real time, possibly in London. That would be cool.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Better be R

    by Alex Childress

    I've been waiting 5 seasons for Kiefer Sutherland to exchange his famous 'Damn It!' for a 'FUCK!' Now who wants to guess which of Kiefer's friends will play the big bad? My money is on Gary Oldman.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I just came in my pants

    by I Dunno

  • May 5, 2006, 9:16 a.m. CST

    will it take place on the day of ...

    by newc0253

    ... the california presidential primary??? here's hoping.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Without real time, what's the point?

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Just call it 48.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Nobody fucks with Bauer

    by butnugget

    - It would only take 1 bullet for Jack Bauer to kill 50 Cent. - Jack Bauer once won a game of Connect 4 in 3 moves. - Jack Bauer has been to Mars. That's why there

  • May 5, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by hulkdog

    And they'll all have bad teeth. And be pissed (meaning "drunk").

  • May 5, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Suck it, Mission: Impossible

    by I Dunno

    It won't have the budget or the huge FX and it won't make as much money but his movie will kick Mission: Impossible in the balls and eat out its girlfriend. Bond too. And they don't need the real time gimmick. That's not the whole show. Jack Bauer being a psychotic motherfucker doing horrendous things to save his country is what the show is about. And Chloe. Sweet taser-happy Chloe.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Or, just call it "2"

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    If they call it 24 either do it right (all day marathon, yeah!), or have 11 sequels.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Maybe they won't end up calling it '24' . . . ?

    by hulkdog

    Maybe they'll call it "JACK BAUER" or just "BAUER". Heck, Firefly changed it's name for the big screen.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by Kung Fu Hustler

    The only title that will work...

  • May 5, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Correction, Herc.

    by Wolfman57

    Jack Bauer traveled to Mexico with the Salazar brothers in Season 3. That's the only time we've seen him out of California and out of the country. And the movie shouldn't be called Bauer; the show isn't all about him. The called it 24: The Game and that didn't last 24 hours. It's just a title. So what.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by chrth

    Why not make a series of 8 movies, each 3 hours long?!?

  • May 5, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Fuck 24

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Yeah, I said it.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Actually, it'd be cool if the they made 9 movies

    by chrth

    That total up to 24, but none that are the exact same length, so that movie 1 could finish at 2:53 and movie 2 could stop at 6:04 etc. and that way you wouldn't have the "there's a cliffhanger on the hour" syndrome.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Hopefully it takes place in the past

    by Elmore Rigby

    I can't imagine a 24 movie without Tony Almeida, Edgar Stiles and David Palmer. Unless they are zombies, which would make it even cooler.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Will it be a TV movie?

    by brycemonkey

    Does 24 have enough of a fanbase to go to theaters? (I supose Firefly did it...) Also make it R and you'll have Jack swearing, pleasuring women, and Chloe using stun guns on testicles! (Not the Jack Sack.) You know you want it!

  • May 5, 2006, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Old news

    by viranth

    Kiefer said that it would not take place in real time on the Letterman Show, a week or so ago.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST

    by Puberty_Love

    I think it was the Rolling Stone interview where he said the movie would take place over a twenty four hour period but be only 2 hours long.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Each hour equals 12 hours

    by danowen

    The movie won't be in real-time. It will be a 2-hr long movie, with each hour representing 12 hour of time. This will enable Jack to plausibly reach different European destinations. I heard that CTU is involved, but the characters will obviously be based in L.A and only talking to Jack remotely. Not sure if a sub-plot set in L.A is planned for the President or someone like Curtis, etc. But that would seem likely to please fans.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:49 a.m. CST

    My take

    by moviemaniac-7

    The movie should take place right after (and I mean in the exact two hours) the season that went preceded it (my guess, season six). Bauer will be kidnapped by terrorists, escapes in London and goes all over Western Europe to take them out while they try to assassinate the President who is on some state affairs there. Western Europe is geographical perfect for an entire season of 24, since there are so many big cities within a short distance. '24' remains one of the best shows out there, but I'm a power-hour-junkie...

  • May 5, 2006, 9:50 a.m. CST

    What's the point if it's only 24 hours squeezed into 2?

    by brycemonkey

    The whole 'thing' about 24 is that it's real time. It's bigger than a 2 hour movie even if it's not in the theatre... They should try and do it real time but only feature lenght. I belive it's been done before, most notably in the Johnny Depp flick Nick of Time which is a bit underrated... I'm not sure I see the point otherwise.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:52 a.m. CST

    The problem with Nick of Time

    by chrth

    You know nothing's actually going to happen until the time has gone by. At least with 24 they throw enough twists and turns throughout to keep you enthralled.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Son of a Bitch!

    by Atticus Finch

    Will his cursing get stronger in the movie?

  • May 5, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Maybe the events of the movie...

    by Trancer

    could take place over the course of a week, and they can call it "7". Or, call it "30" (or "31" or "28"), and make it a month. I *would* suggest going with "365.25", but that would just be silly. ;)

  • May 5, 2006, 10:03 a.m. CST

    MorAcco? MorAcco? Have you ever seen a map?

    by gobofraggleuk

  • May 5, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    part of the reason 24 is successful

    by Rcamacho2278

    is cuz the format of 24 shows, 24 hours. so it's not gonna be a real 24 , so why bother? just keep making kick ass seasons

  • May 5, 2006, 10:07 a.m. CST

    The UK is in the Western Hemisphere BTW.

    by brycemonkey

    Sorry, but it 'reads' that you are saying UK is in the Eastern Hemisphere even if you are saying UK and also in... I'll shut up now.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:09 a.m. CST

    It's still going to be in "Real Time"...

    by BigTuna

    But it will be 3 segments in real time. Sutherland said that recently on Jimmy Kimmel's show. They want it to take place in different segments so they can get it out of L.A. Since it's a movie, there will be a pretty big budget to play with

  • May 5, 2006, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by VibroCount

    Theoretically, the film could take place at any time... before, durning or after any season so far... The film could happen before season one, or whenever... it could include Soul Patch, Chloe, Michelle, Edgar, Teri, George...

  • May 5, 2006, 10:12 a.m. CST

    They should call the 24 movie "2."

    by HCEarwicker

    ... and then the sequel should be called "2 II: 1.5," and only have it be one and a half hours long. And then they should make another 2 hour sequel called "2 III: 2 Again." The trilogy should be called "Six: 2, 2 II, and 2 III" And then, only then, will Kief have earned GRAVITAS!!

  • May 5, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST

    They need to bring in Kiefer's real life

    by veritasses

    dad as JB's nemesis to give Bauer a good beating. Maybe the movie can take place sometime in the future (after the TV series is scheduled to end) so the movie can be JB's last stand. It'd be cool to see Kiefer exit the whole 24 franchise by being taken out by his dad. Donald's too good of an actor to be doing crap like Commander and Chief.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Speaking of which...

    by SilentP

    That short on the season 4 DVD set was one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. It starts off with a screen that says "Presented by Toyota", or something to that effect. Then, in the short itself, Jack Bauer shows up in a (wait for it) Toyota. Naturally. The assassins then show up in a BMW. A car chase ensues, and ultimately Jack is able to escape from his assassins, because his car *handles better* than the assassins'. The BMW goes flying all over the place on sharp turns and over wet streets, while Bauer manages to keep looking cool in his Toyota. I don't think I've ever seen anything so shameless.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST

    why is everyone hung up on the real time thing?

    by I Dunno

    The show will still be on the air, in real time and stuck in LA. The movie is a chance to drop the real time gimmick and stretch out like a Bond movie.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Jack already said "Fuck".

    by Osmosis Jones

    In the season 4 preview on the season 3 DVD, when Erin told Jack she'd give him a reference, Jack said "I can get my own fucking job".

  • May 5, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by Kung Fu Hustler

    24 has a much larger fanbase than Firefly. It's consistently in the top 30 ratings-wise, whereas Firefly was canceled after a few episodes. A better analogy would be the X-Files movie, based on a TV show with a huge following. It opened big, but fizzled in the following weeks after the hardcore fans saw it. 24 has a better shot, IMO, because it lacks an intricate mythology like the X-Files.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Jack's language..

    by movieman742

    Yeah, I remember him saying that to Erin in the preview episode. That was the coolest part on that dvd IMO. I sorta hope that the movie is rated R. I mean, if it was on cable we would see and hear shitloads more than what we do now. However, Jacks catchphrase still needs to be in there a few times, DAMMIT!!!

  • May 5, 2006, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah, good analogy Kung Fu.

    by brycemonkey

    I think it'll be disappointing to the fans if it isn't real time as that's one of the main 'things' of the show. Whereas X-files movie was a 2 hour special with budget... A bit like the Twin Peaks movie. Actually I was disappointed by both of them. They didn't really 'do' anything that they couldn't have done n the show. Anyone with me? Haters Unite!

  • May 5, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST

    24 the movie

    by haywire666

    isnt that the sentinel? i like the idea of a jack attacks movie, doesnt bother me if its not in real time. the problem with setting it up in england will be listening to the accents. see how jarring it was listening to that britsh pilot in independence day? i say bloody good show old chap.. terrible. but still, a bauer big screen flick will be awesome. god save the queen. chin chin

  • May 5, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    In the past

    by Bryan17

    This movie must take place before or after season one and must have Nina Myers, It would be a cool to have her still be "good" when we know she is a trader.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by haywire666

    stocks? options? pork bellies?

  • May 5, 2006, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Brycemonkey, in regard to Twin Peaks: :FWWM...

    by DanielKurland

    So many people hate it, but I really do enjoy it. It's a fantastic study of a father and daughter, and Ray Wise and Sheryl Lee's acting is INCREDIBLE. And in regard to not doing anything they couldn't do on TV? Fucking Laura Palmer naked. The movie also has some of the scariest scenes in it ever, and where's my 24 tie-in? Well Ray Wise is now on 24, and Sutherland himself is in the Twin Peaks film. I do wish it would have resolved some stuff AFTER the series though, or at least have the 4 hour cut be available on DVD.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:38 a.m. CST

    To keep everyone on track

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Jack went to Mexico in season 3, so he has left LA. He also said Fuck in a Bauertastic way on the season 4 preview. My guess is that the movie will end in real time, the last 30 minutes or so will be a pure adrenaline rush with the clock ticking. The first 90 minutes will jump around in time to help develop a storyline that can tip its hat to various previous storylines and bad guys, and allow us to get some David Palmer and Soul Patch action. It could also play with our understanding of previous seasons. Lets say we see Novick chatting to some woman before he gets a cell call and turns away back in the timeline for after season 2, and as the camera moves the sharp among us pick up it was naked Mandy. That is probably a poor example, but you get what I mean. In the shows we know what Jack/CTU knows, this would be an interesting time for us to learn some extra knowledge above and beyond the characters which could really fuck with us in subsequent seasons. Also, if it goes to London, I wonder if they will either (a) bring in a Saunders' connection or (b) being in the aka Desmond from Lost storyline from this season.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I'm all for a 24 flick.

    by Shermdawg

    But I'm also for a little love for SUPERNATURAL on this site. There was quite a few posts from people who love that show last night, but they were deleted. (Theres a good chance a certain someone will silence me again, and delete this.) The last ten minutes of it's finally was more intense than anything I've seen on 24 this season, and thats saying something. As far as a 24 movie is concerned, I hope the rumors of it being set during the Palmer administration are true, but something leads me to believe that it's quite possible that it will involve Jack and Desmond. Also, I will place money on it, that when Jack confronts President Logan in this seasons finale, he will be forced between exposing the bastard, or saving the life of Kim, who is is being held hostage by her boyfriend C.Thomas Howell. Jack reluctantly chooses his country over his daughter.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I hear you DanielKurland...

    by brycemonkey

    but I think you get what I'm driving at. It was good but I didn't think it did enough to justify itself. Anyway, Jake would kick Dale's ass! ;-) Peace.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Expect alot of cursing in this one.

    by Novaman5000

    "I can get my own fucking job". Nice.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I personally would like to see a 24 plot so

    by Novaman5000

    epic that it took 2 seasons to fully tell it. I'm talking 48 hours straight, the next season picking up right where the first left off.

  • May 5, 2006, 10:58 a.m. CST


    by Kung Fu Hustler

    I don't mind if there's no real time. That's always been a gimmick to me, and they play with the time a bit to much to even pretend it's "real." I love the show because of Jack Bauer, the baddest motherfucker on the planet. I want an R-rated flick where he shoots Henderson's wife in the leg, and we get a close-up of him digging his finger into the wound. And lots of cursing!

  • May 5, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST

    BSG stuff! Nice Saturn Awards haul this Tuesday...

    by paulh

    Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series as well as a sweep of the supporting categories (James Callis and Katee Sackhoff, respectively). Kristen Bell took Best TV Actress, while Lost scored a pair of awards (Best Network Series and Matthew Fox for Actor). I hope this lub for Veronica Mars and BSG translates into Emmy goodies on July 6. We now return you to your originally scheduled 'WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME, DAMMIT and COPY THAT' talkback. :)

  • May 5, 2006, 11:03 a.m. CST

    No... still call it 24. But it could be 24 Days.

    by stlfilmwire

    Ain't I a genius? Buy me some McDonaldland cookies and call it a day.

  • May 5, 2006, 11:05 a.m. CST

    real time vs. kick-assery

    by big_nerd

    i think a series of globe-trotting 24 movies could be pretty boring in real time when you take travel time into account. if a two hour movie has enough bauer power, i don't care if it isn't in a real-time format. dammit!

  • May 5, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Nice Kung Fu...

    by brycemonkey

    It's going to take a while for *that* image to go away ;-)

  • May 5, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Novaman5000, I've had the same idea.

    by Wolfman57

    I think it'd be great to have the threat span two days and thus two seasons. The first season of the epic would end with a great cliff hanger, meaning that we'd have to wait nearly 8 months to find out what happens. I think it would be a breath of fresh air into the series that would keep it from getting stale. I mean, this season has been great, but there seem to be so many things taken from other seasons. Jack trying to secure the recording of the President is just like the end of Season 2 where he tried to secure the Cyprus recording.

  • May 5, 2006, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Call it 28... set it in February.

    by brycemonkey

    Then you'd get a bonus episode every 4 years!

  • May 5, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by Datascream

    I can see why it wouldn't take place in real-time. The show can tell a whole day in a season, as we can see lots of things can happen during that 24 hours. But a 2 hour movie just can't get everything across as well. Not a lot of people are gonna buy a real time 24 movie, as basically a national or world threat is taken care of in 2 hours. You need more time to flesh out the story or else it's just not exciting. But I'm just wondering what it'll be called. "2: The movie based off of 24". Or Maybe it'll just be called "Bauer" and then Eddie Bauer stores will release the "Bauer Bag special". I dunno...but the movie WILL be fun.

  • May 5, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Just call it "24"

    by BigTuna

    Even if it's not taking place over 1 day. Big deal. it's known as 24. It's not the first time a title isn't accurate. "I Still Know What You Did Last Summe" anyone?

  • May 5, 2006, 11:37 a.m. CST


    by Jubs

    it'll show Naked Mandy's tig 'o bitties. And I'm not talking about the under-the-arm, 45-degree-angle, showed-side-boob-but-didn't-see-any-nipple shot they teased us with in season 1. I'm talking about full-frontal, Whapow! boob shot. We've waiting 5 seasons, with bated breath, for the money shot. Give us what we want!

  • May 5, 2006, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Bauer destroys parliament, tortures the Queen...

    by vicious_bastard

    ...then dies at the hands of a Burberry-clad gang of knife-wielding twelve year olds.

  • May 5, 2006, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Most misleading title since "The Neverending Story"

    by rev_skarekroe

  • May 5, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Does Fox Have To Make A Movie About Every Good Tv Show

    by FordPerfect

    They Have? The X-Files, From Justin to Kelly, The Family guy (I know direct to DVD)The Simpsons Movie now 24? How about Futurama movie, or bring it back for good! How about a King of the Hill movie Dangit! Bones will get canceled later down the line, and so wil their other lame tv shows. It seems they are either making movies or have tv shows end their runs this year. HEY FOX, PLEASE DON'T RUIN A GOOD THING! MAKE IT GREAT!

  • May 5, 2006, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Make a 24 Hour Movie and charge 24 Dollars for a ticket

    by Regis Travolta

    They should spend an entire year making the movie and show it in two 12 Hour segments so people would pay $24 up front the first 12 Hours would be shown during the first week of release then the following weekend you'd go back to see the final 12 Hours. Audiences would absolutely pay $24 no discount for kids tickets make it PG-13 and give people their money's worth, if you can't sit in a theater for 12 Hours then you're not worthy. They won't do this of course instead they're going to make three real-time segments 45 minutes each that'll be the movie.

  • May 5, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Very awesome...

    by Go24Day5

    My big question is, when does it take place? Before day 1, after day 5, or in between? Could it be the rise of Tony, Palmer, Dessler and Edgar? I still want Chloe to kick it with Bauer. If this movie is successful, maybe they can do a series of them, one being Bauer during his army days when he supposedly kills Drazen. How sweet would that be, to see Bauer disregard orders to Army officers?!

  • May 5, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST

    by Puberty_Love

    They should have the movie set a year or two in the future. That way they can kill Jack off at the end of it. Then we'll get another season or two of asskickery all while knowing what the future holds.

  • May 5, 2006, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Will Behroooooz be in the movie?

    by Ecthelion

    Well, someone had to ask..

  • May 5, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Geez, I submitted a tip on this weeks ago

    by The Gipper

    Geez, I sent you a scoop on this weeks ago. All the info from the producers is up here: There will be three 40 min. real-time segments in the movie which will take place in a 24 hour time frame. The missing time in between the real-time segments will be when Jack is traveling.

  • May 5, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I knew someone would nitpick about Jack crossing over

    by I Dunno

    to Mexico. Yes, in one season he did go to northern, northern Mexico. The point is, the movie has a chance to go anywhere, like a Bond movie and they shouldn't try to shoehorn the real time thing into that. As for it being a prequel, let's face it. Keifer Sutherland, God love him, leads a hard, hard life. He looks a lot different now than he did in season one. I don't think he can pull off looking 6+ years younger. They shouldn't overthink this. Just make it a Mission: Impossible/Bond type movie, except with a smaller budget and the main character is a bad motherfucker instead of a pussy.

  • May 5, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST

    He operated in Mexico for Season 3

    by Just Plain Steve

    That is outside of LA

  • May 5, 2006, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Please God no Kim

    by chrth

    That is all

  • May 5, 2006, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Is there an echo in here, Just Plain Steve?

    by I Dunno

  • May 5, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST

    bring back marwan

    by reckni

    And Nina Meyers, I love/hate that bitch!

  • May 5, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I hope this gets an R Rating so I can finally...

    by RaylanGivens

    ...hear Jack introduce himself to the other characters as "Jack Fucking Bauer." The way God intended him to say it. "Hi, I'm Jack Fucking Bauer. I'm with CTU out of Los Angeles." and then, of course he would say "Dammit!" In fact, they should just call it "Dammit! The Movie" Because "The Jack Bauer Power Hours" may be a little too long.

  • May 5, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'm Jack Fucking Bauer.

    by chrth

    No power in the Bauerverse can stop me.

  • May 5, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Mother Fucker!

    by Cray-1

    Will become the new dammit if it's rated R. Just you wait...

  • May 5, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    this has raunchy unforgiving bloody 80s action flick

    by white owl

    written all over it. we dont need a major plot to think about.. just have some terrorists threaten a building/person/landmark and send in Bauer and his squad to fuck dudes up. Get all the furiously-spitting-in-the-air cussing and wincingly-painful-bonecrushing action and some classic lines "DAMMIT!!" and some tittes and ass and this movie would OWN.

  • May 5, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    No, DAMMIT will be the new "motherfucker"

    by I Dunno

    I like the "I'm Jack Fucking Bauer" thing but DAMMIT should stay. It has more power than anyone saying "motherfucker", save Samuel L. Jackson himself. It really does have to be an R though. The TV show is at least a PG-13, minus swearing. I'd wager there are a couple scenes in the show that if they were presented to the MPAA would be sent back. "Snakes on a Plane" was changed from a PG-13 to an R solely from the internet. This can be the same way.

  • May 5, 2006, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Do it Benny Hill style

    by George Newman

  • May 5, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    The real question is...

    by brycemonkey

    do you want a Jack Sack, or a Bauer Bag? I vote for the Sack!

  • May 5, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    movie titles

    by bib fortuna

    Jack Bauer and the stairway to Marwan Jack Bauer and the constant expletives Jack Bauer and the Sack of Power Jack Bauer and the Zombie Almeda Jack Bauer and the Cavorting Nakedness heh sorry, guess this goes in another talkback, but still.

  • May 5, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST

    The Bauer Chronicles

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Bauer Glowers Crushing Flowers as he Scours the Eiffel Tower, Make a Move he Shows his Power, breaks your fucking leg right Now ... --er.

  • May 5, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I dunno, maybe there is an echo.

    by Just Plain Steve

    I realize I am repeating a point, but Mexico is not LA and it was a bold move on their part to pull Chase and Jack out their city element and wander through the middle of nowwhere for a while. I will be cool to see them take it one step further. But feel free to assert your dominance on talkbacks. Whatever makes you feel more important.

  • May 5, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    24: The Real Time Die Hard

    by danowen

    There was a strong suggestions once that the 24 movie WOULD be in real-time and feature terrorists hijacking something -- with 2 hours in real-time for CTU to sort it out. At the time, the general idea was along the lines of basically doing Die Hard in real-time.

  • May 5, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Nothing is "...on the record" when it comes to 24.

    by UncleSam

    Just like at the end of last season, the chinese angle was suppose to play in this season and it hasn't yet. So Kiefer has said in interviews the movies will still have the 24 hour frame but it won't be in real time like the TV shows. Believe it or not since the people behind 24 have has a record of misinformation before.

  • May 5, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Three 40 min of real time across the three locations

    by darth-chinaski

    I seem to remember reading that somewhere, and it seems quite logical.

  • May 5, 2006, 3:27 p.m. CST

    by Devilman1369

    they could do like the movie Nick of Time where the last 30 or so minutes are in real time

  • May 5, 2006, 3:38 p.m. CST

    You beat me to it, Wolfman.

    by Lenny Nero

    That's what I get for sleeping in early.

  • May 5, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST

    I mean, late.

    by Lenny Nero

    What the hell is wrong with me this week? Oh yeah, I'm out of Neurontin.

  • May 5, 2006, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Do people really still buy the real-time gimmick?

    by The Selecter

    Anybody who has even traversed L.A. knows that it would be impossible to do what they do on the show. There are only so many levels of disbelief one can suppress. Better hope they aim for an R and not a PG-13.

  • May 5, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    He went to Mexico, too

    by SantiagoAtez

    In season 3, wasn't it? The season where he cuts off his partners hand. Oh, Bauer...crazy hand cuttin' Bauer. How we love you.

  • May 5, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I've never seen an episode of 24 ever!

    by Orionsangels

    It looks like typical boring TV crap. I never saw Lost either

  • May 5, 2006, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by isildur29

    your missing out

  • May 5, 2006, 4:45 p.m. CST

    this is the best news on this site

    by isildur29

    in a couple of days. DAMMIT!

  • May 5, 2006, 4:46 p.m. CST

    thanks orion

    by bib fortuna

    for that amazing insight into your life.

  • May 5, 2006, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Good for you orion ...

    by Lamerz

    What a fucking hero.

  • May 5, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST

    The movie takes place over 24 hours

    by Foxxed

    I think Kiefer said on Leno or something that the movie takes place over 24 hours. doing a real time movie is too difficult. Remember NICK OF TIME anyone? with Johnny Depp. probably not because it was a horrible movie.

  • May 5, 2006, 6:28 p.m. CST

    orionsangels, are you...

    by mocky_puppet

    ...the woman who works with me? the one who says things like "oh, wal mart. yeah. i've never been to one of those." "oh, krispy kreeme. i tried one of those--it was way too sweet." if that's you, you funny old wet blanket, would you please turn down your music?

  • May 5, 2006, 6:43 p.m. CST

    R rated all the way

    by Jack_Bauer

    Then we can hear this line. "My name is Jack Bauer and i'm a federal agent, now put your hands behind your fucking head."

  • May 5, 2006, 7:01 p.m. CST

    What in the hell's the point of a 24 movie that isn't..

    by The Wrong Guy

    in real-time? It'd just be another crappy, lame-ass action movie. Stupid idea for a show that passed plausibility a LONG time ago. Seriously, how many bad days, that go for exactly 24 hours, can one man have? That's retarded.

  • May 5, 2006, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Real Time

    by Darth Melkor

    They could make a 2 hour movie, have the first hour set it up, and the last hour be real time. Like the big showdown is one full hour second by second.

  • May 5, 2006, 8:16 p.m. CST


    by robotdevil

    Yeah, I kind of think it should have been a 2-hour real-time 24-mini adventure or something like that. Still though, my ticket is already as good as bought.

  • May 5, 2006, 9:40 p.m. CST


    by glodene

    This will probably be a win, win situation for Fox & Imagine entertainment, seeing as how Cadillac will probably underwrite a large chunk of the budget just to place their SUV's all over the screen.

  • May 5, 2006, 11:46 p.m. CST

    "Without real time, what's the point"?

    by Mr Brownstone

    I'll tell you what the point is -- Jack Bauer. Jack Bauer. And Jack Bauer.

  • With Jack being willing to play the game as viciously as his opponents do (if ever required) - as in hacking someone's head off or killing someone if they won't co-operate in a crisis situation, a PG 13 rating for a 24 film, would be a slap in the face to 24 show fans.

  • May 6, 2006, 12:03 a.m. CST

    They're not random bad days, The Wrong Guy

    by I Dunno

    If you haven't seen the show, why bother commenting on it?

  • May 6, 2006, 1:44 a.m. CST

    I have seen it, and it's over-rated.

    by The Wrong Guy

    The Shield owns it's ass.

  • May 6, 2006, 2:22 a.m. CST

    24 also took place in Mexico..

    by cornstalkwalker

    so the short on the DVD in Chicago isn't the only time that 24 took place outside of LA.

  • May 6, 2006, 2:36 a.m. CST


    by amievil

    i heard something about it being like 3 40 min. real time segments with travel to different locations in between (where they would skip a lot of time, go a long distance, etc...)...i do not remember where i read this though...for all i know it could have just been some guy's idea....

  • May 6, 2006, 2:37 a.m. CST

    and of course it would be R

    by amievil

    hell, he even says fuck in one (that i can remember) of the DVD extras that take place between whatever seasons it i would assume in movie form they would just extend that some more...

  • May 6, 2006, 6:02 a.m. CST

    I agree with Novaman5000

    by moviemaniac-7

    That would be awesome. First season of the two would tell a complete story, but then - at the start of the second one we find out that it was just the beginning... And to finish it off a two-hour movie (in total 50 hours worth of story).

  • May 6, 2006, 6:31 a.m. CST

    It can still be real-time and still be 24h

    by ZP-Blight

    The televised version isn't actually 24h, the commercial breaks sort of advance the timeline and are placed in areas where the timeline can advance without breaking the story. They can do exactly the same thing in the movie, by advancing time during airplanes and so could cover 24h and have the flights just advance the time longer. And have the rest of the movie in real time.

  • May 6, 2006, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Who cares if it's not in real time!

    by Samuel Steamer

    It going to be in a movie! people who bitch about this are fools. If anything it will heighten the experience. Movie versions of TV show are supposed to be a bit different. And PG13 is what we see on TV. So if we get that much I will at least be happy.

  • May 6, 2006, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Has anyone mentioned that part of one season

    by I Dunno

    took place in northern Mexico? Because I don't think anyone's fucking mentioned that yet.

  • May 6, 2006, 7:38 a.m. CST

    "PG13 is what we see on TV"

    by Jack_Bauer

    Say what? I can't remember the last Pg13 movie I saw where a guy stabbed someone through the neck with surgical scissors, rammed it home and blood sprayed everywhere. the violence in 24 is R-rated worthy at times, Jack is just not allowed to swear on tv.

  • May 6, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST

    A high end 15 or an 18 in the UK please.

    by DirkD13"

    The show is already completely unafraid of killing absolutely anyone and everyone (quite often with some juicy torture thrown in), so let's get some fucking swearing in there (you couldnt set a movie in England without it), as well as some more elaborate gore and some heavy-duty Mission:Impossible style stuntwork. Now that's a movie!

  • May 6, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST

    24: The Show has a wonderful habit....

    by mr_macphisto

    ...of giving viewers exactly what they want. I have high hopes that this movie will be an unstoppable R rated Jack fest.

  • May 6, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Let's hope so, mr_macphisto

    by moviemaniac-7

    Hardcore Bauer action is what the world needs.

  • May 6, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Violent not Gore

    by Foxxed

    They can still make it violent and we can feel the full impact of it with good editing. they don't need to be gorey with it. LESS is MORE. Leaving things to imagination is far more effective then actually showing it. I just watched LEON, THE PROFESSIONAL. You see very little, but you get the impact of it. They are doing a good job with it on TV already. There have been some pretty hard to watch scenes and they didn't show very much. It's all the composition and editing of the scene.

  • May 6, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    They should call it 2-4 the money!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    ....wait, that's why Kiefer's doing the flick...4 the $$$.

  • May 6, 2006, 3:29 p.m. CST

    You guys are kidding yourself with an R rating...

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    of course it will be PG-13. It will be a "Speilbergesque"/Sodenberg type PG-13 though. Pushing the limit's of the rating. Think of Jurassic Park/WOTW/Temple of Doom/...Speilberg, and think of Ocean's 11 Sodenberg (they dropped the F-bomb three times in that film {which of course they made fun of in Ocean's 12 with the Cheadle scene in the beginning of 12) If they get a + $75Million Budget, it should be an entertaining action thriller.

  • May 6, 2006, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Real Real Time

    by Sudynim

    You know everyone's talking about "real time" why not make it real-real! 24: The Movie : now! Wow! it'll be the most spectacular movie ever. Played LIVE across the globe, everyone watching the same movie acted out live! at the same time. ... oh yeah and it'd be 24 hours long too! hee hee. In other news Kiefer donated his Harley to the American Red Cross to be raffled off to people who donate blood in the SoCal region this month.

  • May 6, 2006, 5:30 p.m. CST

    wait, that's why Kiefer's doing the flick...4 the $$$.

    by Jack_Bauer

    Yeah, because leading actors in hollywood productions often work for free. As for the real time aspect I like the idea of it dropping into real time for maybe the last 30 minutes of the movie, that would kick all kinds of ass, not to mention be a rather unique moment as far as hollywood goes. But to be honest theres no need to do the entire movie in real time as someone quite rightly pointed out, it may as well be called "2" if that happened.

  • May 6, 2006, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Bauer means "peasant"

    by Stollentroll

    You guys realize that?

  • May 6, 2006, 6:27 p.m. CST

    "London chat show host Jonathan Ross"

    by joeydoo

  • May 6, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST

    hit enter by mistake...

    by joeydoo


  • May 6, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    joeydoo: Is he a network host

    by chrth

    or is the show syndicated? In the US, syndicated hosts are referred by their home city (Oprah is technically out of Chicago).

  • May 6, 2006, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I have lived out of the UK for a decade...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    so things may have changed, but in my day Johnathan Ross was a total wankbag of a talentless ass-clown who took advantage of the fact most Brits didn't get any access to American chat shows, to steal wholesale from them, and pretend he was being hip and cutting edge. He also had a speech impendiment, a wannabe rockabilly haircut and in his one saving grace, did a series of shows on cult film directors (Waters, Meyer etc). Rob Newman also did a great impression of him on the Mary Whitehouse Experience 'A flibbidy flibbidy flob. A-haaaa allwhite'. Yeah nobody cares, I am just rambling, but I am reliving more carefree days, so you can all fuck off.

  • May 6, 2006, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Jonathan Ross's....

    by joeydoo

    Chat show is on BBC1 22:35 on Friday nights. We don't think of programs/channels/hosts broken down by locations. In America you have several time zones so it makes sense to do that I would think. Geographically we aren

  • May 6, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I can not laugh at Ross doing that schtick...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    'cause it is Howard Stern material he is lifting. Back in the day he was sucking from the Letterman teat (as was Danny Baker - what happened to him, is he still around?) I have seen the Ross show on torrents sites, so maybe I will actually watch it, maybe I am being too harsh on him, and he has developed his own thing, but back in the day, as I said, he was stealing, without credit, while pushing himself as new and cutting edge.

  • May 7, 2006, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Uh...Some Of You Guys REALLY Need To Check Your Facts.

    by buster00

    Since when is Mexico outside of LA? Usted habla ingl

  • May 7, 2006, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Just speed it up

    by BadboyBubby

    I think they should make it 24 hours and then speed it up 12 times in the theater. Should be fun to hear Jack Bauer talk like a smurf.

  • May 7, 2006, 4:23 a.m. CST

    How about 2HRS 24?

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    Hey, it's a thought...

  • May 7, 2006, 7:06 a.m. CST


    by joeydoo

    I have watched Letterman, Leno and Howard Stern. If Ross is like any of those it's Leno. He is nothing like Letterman. Letterman has never made me laugh. He seems to have the same awful top ten thing and whatever else. All badly written. Leno is a little better and I can watch his whole show happyily. They also both have pretty good musical guests. Both they still aren't as good as Ross. He really pushes his guests. Usually with sexy stuff. But can also suddenly switch to some really deep questions. Watch a few if you can find them.

  • May 7, 2006, 7:21 a.m. CST


    by Tripman5000

    So everyone in England has bad teeth,do they?I suppose we all know the Queen,wear bowler hats and walk around through intense fog every day?...

  • May 7, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Perhaps the movie will switch to real time 4 the climax

    by UndercoverCop

    And multiple scenarios are made even more exciting BECAUSE they are occuring in close proximity at the same time. Also, it's JACK BAUER! Last time we saw him, the man was yanking on cables trying to bring down a diplomatic flight for Pete's sake! The man will be unrestrained in a movie!

  • May 7, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST

    by baconcheese

  • May 7, 2006, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Jack Fucking Bauer is too big for the small screen

    by baconcheese

    Forget 3 more years of 24 on TV. Expand the budget and the increase the production quality, and show this as a series on the big screen just like the old movie serials before they migrated to TV. Just imagine going to see a Jack Bauer Power Hour at the theatres once a week or every other week for 2-3 years? It can retain the real time format and still be an hour a week, or not. If it runs at least 12 new installments a year or more, I'd be happy. Plus, you'd have "fucking dammit", naked Mandy, naked Kim, naked Chloe (please - no naked Edgar!) and all the other R rated perks. I can't really imagine the violence getting worse. And lets not stop there - why not ditch the baggage the show has from having 5 seasons under the belt. Do a reboot, and bring back some of the more popular actors and shake up their characters a bit, so it will be like meeting them for the first time again. Imagine seeing Soul Patch Tony, Mandy, Kim, Nina, President Palmer, Edgar, Chloe, Black Bauer and Buchannon all up on the big screen with Jack. Maybe the friends and traitors are different this time. I know none of this will ever happen, but I think it would work. "I am Jack Fucking Bauer, Dammit! And we're running out of time motherfucker!"

  • May 7, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST

    paulh, nobody wants to see Wayne Rooney close-up.

    by scrumdiddly

    He'll be in HD here by then, good lord...

  • May 8, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Flashback Jack

    by Childe Roland

    Personally, I'd like to see a movie set back in Bauer's military days, where he and Palmer were serving in the same eastern European theaters of operation. No Jack sack. No CTU. Just balls-to-the-wall Army Ranger bad-assery. But if this is a more modern day Bauer, he must have his Hoodie of Invisibility +4 and they should team him up with his German counterpart from earlier this season. Oh...and he should have a holographic Chloe head in the Jack sack that will answer his technical questions with Napoleon Dynamite-esque terseness.