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Published:January 25th, 2011 00:49 EST
"24" to Hit The Big Screen

"24" to Hit The Big Screen

By Garrett Godwin

Time may be on Jack Bauer`s side, as Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kiefer Sutherland told Extra that production of the big-screen 24 may begin either this December or next January. Though now in "suspended animation" after Billy Ray`s script was rejected, Sutherland was still planned on meeting with director Tony Scott to talk about the film, currently in post-production.

The top-secret project, describe as The Fugitive meets Die Hard, would pick up where the series left off with Bauer, a retired government operative living in Paris while still wanted by both the U.S. and the Russians due to his rogue actions to avenged the death of his friend and lover Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) in the final hours of his day in New York City.

24 ended last May after eight successful seasons on FOX; all 192 episodes -- including season eight, separately -- of television`s longest-running, espionage-centric series is currently available on DVD.