Tuesday, January 09, 2007

24 The Movie: Kiefer Speaks

The latest news from Comingsoon.net – Kiefer talks about the upcoming 24 movie:

It’s something that we really, really want to make. The real key difference would be that the 24 hour film would be a 2 hour representation of a 24 hour day. It would be the first thing that we didn’t do in real time. Mainly, you have to understand, we’re making two episodes every three weeks. We would have three months to make a two hour [movie]. Just to have that kind of time to really allow our cinematographer and our director and the writers to focus on such a finite thing. And actually be able to do a film that really has a conclusion, I think would be really exciting not only for us to make but I think for an audience as well. But the thing that I’m most excited about that is that we’re going to make it within the context of still running the show.

Kiefer speaks the truth everyone... what none of us realized is that they won’t be making a 24-hour long movie, but a two-hour one instead. Sadly, that won’t even be real-time – because, why? They’re tired of doing it that way? No, because it’ll be “exciting” for the director and writer to focus on such a finite thing – because 24 hours is, apparently, infinite.

Well, look at it this way, when they do the two-hour day, they won’t have to worry about the following:

  • Characters needing to use the restroom
  • Characters having to eat
  • Explaining how characters teleport all over LA
  • Creating 22 extra hours of compelling writing
  • Directing 22 extra hours of amazing acting

Wait, they never did anyway.

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