Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Jack Bauer in for 3 more days of hell!

Kiefer Sutherland has inked a deal reportedly worth $40 million to remain on the pulse-quickening drama 24 for another three seasons, ensuring CTU's main man will be fighting terrorists through 2009. The deal includes several perks for the actor including being 'promoted' to executive producer, as well as a pay raise that elevates him to being the highest paid actor on a drama series.

"I am thrilled to extend my commitment to all my friends and colleagues at 24, and I'm looking forward to this expanded relationship with 20th Century Fox." Sutherland said.

A somewhat terrifying part of the Golden Globe winner's multifaceted deal, sets up Sutherland with his own production company and a two-year development deal with the studio. Apparently the actor is eager to see what he can do behind the camera. We can only hope this doen't incude that awful band he manages and promotes which played in Dublin recently in a venue where Sutherland himself bought all the tickets so people could hear the band for free!!!

Aside from another few years on Television; 24, currently in its highest rated and most critically acclaimed year yet, Sutherland and show producers are considering bringing the drama to the big screen. The 24 movie, like the small-screen version, is expected to follow the exploits of Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer who protects the United States from whoever threatens it.

Instead of the story taking place over the movie's approximately 2-hour running time, the film will likely abandon the show's unique real-time storytelling approach. Series creators Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow will pen the screenplay with executive producer Howard Gordon working on the story. It's possible that the feature could be filmed as early as next summer in between shooting the sixth and possible seventh seasons of the show. It's easy to envision the sixth season finale providing a adrenaline-charged setup for the film.

Source IGN TV


Anonymous said...

I think that people should really tell Jack Bauer what he really wants to know. If they did that they could rename the show 12.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

No no no. Then we wouldn't see all the new and innovative ways of extracting infomation. It's the only show I take notes down while watching.

Hey, wheren't you supposed to be returning to the motherland this month?

Anonymous said...

Yeah i was in Dublin last week, but I'm now in the rebel county, Feen! (Did I use that right)