Jack Bauer and 24 to torture terrorists on the big screen!

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Jack Bauer is taking on a challenge he's never faced before ... making a movie. In a conspiracy of Hollywood proportions, 20th Century Fox's film and TV studios are working to turn Fox's 24 television series into a film for the big screen, according to Variety.

The movie would feature Jack Bauer in Europe, which would likely mean our favorite tough guy would be dealing with a global threat. Since the pitch is said to have come through 24 star Kiefer Sutherland, who is a producer on the series, we wouldn't have to worry about someone else taking over the key role.

According to Variety, Sutherland "is said to be eager" to turn the series into a film franchise. And after eight seasons playing the intrepid Jack Bauer, who can blame him? Let's face it, poor Jack has had some of the toughest days ever!

The television show's key executive producers, including Sutherland, would produce the film, which is being written by Billy Ray (Breach, Shattered Glass).

What we don't know is how a 24 film would be crafted. The high-concept series is based on a scenario in which each episode takes place in real time for the characters, and each season is 24 episodes long, which makes up one of Jack's challenging days. So a two-hour movie would have to abandon that format and just stick to the show's harrowing storytelling. Or would it?

Are you ready to see 24 go to the movies?

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