If you hear what sounds like a ticking time bomb, relax: It's only the opening moments of another season of '24.' This time, however, it will be condensed into two hours and, if all goes well, it will be blowing up at your multiplex before you know it. Kiefer Sutherland told 'Extra': "The '24' movie we won't start shooting again until for, uh, about 8 months, but it's something we're very excited about." A few moments later he said: "We start shooting, hopefully, by next December or January," which, of course, is more like 11 or 12 months.
But, hey, what's a few months between friends? The biggest concern up to this point has been the script. Less than three weeks ago, we heard that Fox, the studio behind the TV show and projected movie version, passed on the script written by Billy Ray ('Shattered Glass,' 'State of Play'). Producer Howard Gordon expressed optimism that another script by another writer (or two or three) might gain approval, so it seemed like the idea of a '24' movie wasn't off the table, just that particular approach.