24 is over — on television screens, that is. Following the series finale, Jack Bauer is once again on the run without a country to call his own, and that’s exactly where we’ll find him when the movie version goes into production, hopefully “sooner rather than later.”
“I don’t have a timetable. I think sooner rather than later is a good idea, but the people at Fox have their own timetable,” Howard Gordon told The Live Feed about the prospects of a 24 film. “In my mind, Jack is cut free but again he is a nomad. He’s a man without a country. The very country that he has served and obviously sacrificed everything for has basically spit him out again and he is a fugitive. If you look at all of the [season] endings that we’ve had, to me it was important not to repeat ourselves. I don’t think Jack has ever actually left as a fugitive, wanted and unwelcome on his own shores.”
Jack hasn’t left a season as a fugitive, but he did fake his death at one point and was later held captive as a prisoner in China for well over a year. When the movie rolls around, Jack won’t return to China, and Gordon also suggests that he won’t travel to Russia or Africa, two other locations the former CTU agent has close ties to.
As for who will join Bauer on the big screen, Gordon said that the current plan is to include series regulars such as Chloe O’Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Jack’s daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert). Screenwriter Billy Ray is working on the latest draft of the script.
Source: The Live Feed