Almost a year has passed since '24's grand finale and hopes for a movie seemed shattered as delays and a booted screenplay draft spelled doom for the project. After Kiefer Sutherland announced a while back that the movie will have a 2012 release date, now Brian Grazer has communicated via Twitter that : "Got off the phone Keifer yesterday and we are very excited about producing the 24 movie for next year". So, '24' fans can rest easy, the movie is still happening. I was a big fan of the series, even when it went through some rough patches, yet I can't but feel the cinematic treatment is going to be somewhat underwhelming. First off, the main attraction of the show was the whole real-time gimmick. The movie will take that away, or restrict it to a real-time depiction of its running time (like Johnny Depp's "Nick of Time"). Any character depth will ultimately be sacrificed in order to squeeze in some tighlty edited action scenes, because, it's obvious that they'll attempt to attract people to the multiplexes with big loud bangs. I would rather they keep it simple and intense, really, like the first three or four seasons, before they went ambitious with it. Fingers crossed.