Despite star Kiefer Sutherland's hopes that the "24" movie would begin shooting next month, no amount of Jack Bauer beatdowns can get the seemingly cursed production off the ground, according to TheWrap.
His predecessor joked about being compared to "Jack Bauer," but while the new head of the National Counterterrorism Center may not be running and gunning like the fictional '24' character, Matthew Olsen is tasked with keeping the country safe from attack.
November's TV movie "24: Redemption" found Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer a chastened man. Helping orphans in Africa, he was hoarse not for the usual reason (barking orders), but from asking his Inner Good Guy for forgiveness for his CTU-agent sins.
In 1977, my friend Brenda and I went for dinner at a little Chinese restaurant called Empress Garden. She had the lemon chicken, I had the shrimp har kow, and we each had an egg roll because in 1977 you could eat sugar and fat and deep-fried everything without its signifying that the apocalypse is at hand.
Wondering if it's time for a bit of the "Mission: Impossible"/Jack Bauer/"24" biometric security thing for your business? You're not alone. Biometric security devices are popular here at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One intriguing item I tested: a nifty little fingerprint scanner from Upek, called Eikon Digital Privacy Manager ($50), that debuted at the show and is due out later this year.
He has long gone against the grain in this staid, often self-important profession, so it wasn't overly surprising to see Pete Carroll playing with an action figure in the visitors' locker room at Nebraska last Saturday.
Jack Bauer is known for fighting fictitious terrorists on the small screen. But the actor who plays him on the hit television series "24" came to the nation's capital Sunday not for high-level consultations, but to promote a real-life big-screen documentary.