Kiefer Sutherland: 24 still to be made into film

08/03/12

Kiefer Sutherland

US drama 24 could still be made into a film according to the star of the series, Kiefer Sutherland.

The actor, who played Jack Bauer in the TV show, said: "It's something I've wanted to do for a very long time, we are closer than ever."

Speaking on BBC Radio 1, the Hollywood actor said he was in the "process of talking with directors" about 24.

"There are so many moving pieces out of my control, but we have a fantastic script," he revealed.

Kiefer Sutherland played the role of a counter terrorist agent in the TV series.

Each 24-episode series covered 24 hours of the agent's life, using a real time method of narration.

The show began in 2001 and ran for nearly 10 years.

The 45-year-old has been in the UK to promote his new show Touch, a supernatural drama, to be shown on Sky1.

He said he originally turned down the project.

"I wasn't interested in doing another TV series. I had just got my freedom back after doing 24," he said to breakfast DJ Chris Moyles.

"Then I found out Tim Kring, who also created the series Heroes, had written it.

"So out of respect I felt I had to read the script. By page 32 I thought, 'Oh no.' It was just so good."

If the film 24 gets to go ahead the actor said he had an available window between filming season one and two of Touch.

When asked if that would be too much, he replied: "It's not so bad if it is something you enjoy doing.

"My experience with Touch has been phenomenal and as a counterpoint to 24 for me as an actor, is amazing."