24 will be heading to the big screen. According to IMDb, the movie is set for a 2009 release. But Kiefer thinks it'll take a little more time than that. He says, "We're going to eventually one day - if fans are still interested by then. It's so hard for the writers to just even get through the season. They're very good, but it's just the equivalent of making 12 films a year and then they have to come up with a whole new idea in the break for the next year. So we all agreed to preserve the series, just to focus on that - and then, when the series is done, we would embark on the film."
Well we certainly hope this isn't the last season of 24! Jon Cassar is already signed on direct, with Howard Gordon and Robert Cochran as writers, and the only person guaranteed in the cast as of now is Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. He could do the whole movie himself for all we care. Every other cast member pales in comparison!
In the mean time, before 24 kicks off its seventh season in January, fans can look forward to the made-for-TV two-hour 24 movie which will air this Fall. It will the two years between the end of season six and the beginning of season seven. The movie takes place on Inauguration Day. Just as Powers Boothe's Noah Daniels is handing the presidential reins to Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones), a military coup begins in a fictional African country. 24:Exile will air on November 23rd.