We miss 24, have done since it finished and will do for the foreseeable future…probably until the movie comes out.
Earlier this week Jack Bauer announced, (sorry we mean Kiefer Sutherland. It’s hard to see him as anyone else. After all we’ve been there through the thick and thin; seen his marriage to Teri end tragically, the betrayal of his former lover, his issues with his daughter, his relationships and friendships, the many miracles and fatalities and yet never seen him brush his teeth…) that the 24 crew start work on that long awaited movie this year. Yippee!
The television series format, where each series represents one day and each episode is an hour of that day is clearly not going to be a part of the movie so where the series was groundbreaking in its format and the movie isn’t (though the movie will still be shown to appear as one day), we wonder, will the movie just be another action thriller or do you think it will bring something else to the table that we haven’t seen before?
Sutherland thinks that it’s a good thing.
He previously said that because of the two hour representation of a 24 hour day, they are not going to be “restrained by the real time aspect of the TV show.”
He added, “I see it as a continuation. The script that we’ve got right now, which I’m very, very excited about, is relatively a direct continuation. It’s within six months from the end of the last episode. We’ll see where it goes from here.”
Throughout each series of 24, it was frequently hailed by critics as one of the best shows on television while its fifth season is the one most claim to be the best while the last three would be considered the least successful in terms of only receiving favourable reviews from critics.
As well as critical acclaim the series was frequently considered to be both groundbreaking and innovative while taking “the trend of serial story ‘arcs’ to the next level.”
With its production and quality of every series being “filmlike” it’s little wonder why they decided to jump ship from TV to film, but how far can they take the film franchise?
Do you wish they had continued with the TV series or are you excited at the prospect of a 24 movie franchise to sit pretty alongside your nine 24 boxsets (eight if you didn’t pick up Redemption)?