Earlier this week, we reported that the long-awaited 24 movie has been put on indefinite hold, due to budgetary concerns. Last night, 24 series star Kiefer Sutherland appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he revealed they are still trying to make the movie happen. Take a look at what he had to say on the late-night program.

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"It's something we've been working on. I think 24 ended about two and a half or three years ago. Howard Gordon, who was the writer for 24, and a wonderful writer Billy Ray, we started working on a script and it got to a point where another writer came in. We finally got a script to a really amazing place. Unfortunately, because of my schedule, we're trying to move a lot of moving parts, everybody else's schedule, and trying to find the right slot to do the film in. We're still trying, and if we don't get it into this slot, we'll do it next year. 24 was so good to me, and it was an amazing experience, and I think we have a responsibility to protect it. Our job is to make sure that we make the best possible movie ever, and if we have to wait a little longer, we will. We're still trying."

Our report from this week revealed the 24 movie was supposed to start shooting this week, since he just recently wrapped the first season of his new Fox series Touch. If the project moves ahead next year, it will likely be after he wraps on the second season of Touch, if it is picked up by Fox. There is still no director attached yet, although Antoine Fuqua was once considered a front runner for the gig.