We're reported a lot on the drips and drabs that have come out over the past few months about the 24 movie and it's now really true -- like, on contracts! -- that Kiefer Sutherland will get the chance to showcase super-duper, nearly indestructible, anti-terrorist badass Jack Bauer on the big screen. According to Variety (and if you can't trust them, who can you trust?) 20th Century Fox has reportedly inked a deal with the show's creators for a film about Bauer having yet another really, really bad day. As rumors previously suggested, they intend to dump the constraints of the 24-hour gimmick for the film, which will free up the writers to just really focus on the story and on Bauer.
Sutherland has not yet officially signed a deal to star in the film, but, c'mon -- you can't have 24 without Sutherland as Bauer, no way. Man, I hope they don't screw this up. 24 is one of my guiltiest pleasures, and I will be mightily pissed if the film sucks.