There continues to be a general assumption that a feature film version of 24 is pretty much dead—a perception aided by the fact that its script was rejected by Fox, there doesn’t seem to be another one in the works, and there are no directors officially attached—yet Kiefer Sutherland remains committed to simply willing the project into existence. Today he appeared on The View to once more up the stakes on his earlier claims that the film would begin shooting in “December or January,” saying this morning that he fully expected it to be released in theaters by 2012, when it will no doubt share a marquee with the Arrested Development movie. Obviously, hitting that date will prove more and more difficult as the delays continue to grow, but apparently Sutherland’s plan is to simply scream urgently in the face of said delays until he gets the results he need. Which, as everyone knows, is a strategy that never fails.
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