'24' heading to big screen

Kiefer Sutherland (WENN.COM file photo)

Kiefer Sutherland (WENN.COM file photo)

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, Last Updated: 12:14 PM ET

Kiefer Sutherland's dream of bringing 24 to cinemas is set to come true - Hollywood bosses have commissioned a script to turn the TV hit into a movie.

The actor has long talked of transforming the real time series into a film franchise, with plans to transfer the action drama from America to Europe.

And now TV bosses are moving forward with the plans, hiring the writer behind Russell Crowe's 2009 thriller State of Play to pen the story for a big budget 24 film, according to Variety.com.

Sutherland previously starred in 24: Redemption - a 2008 TV film shown as a prelude to the show's seventh season.

The 24 movie will follow in the footsteps of other TV shows, including The Simpsons and The X-Files, which have both made successful transitions to the big screen.


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