Kiefer Sutherland has admitted that he is relieved that the 24 movie will not be written in real time.
The hit TV show is written minute by minute and now that the movie won't follow the same path Sutherland is exited by the possibilities that brings.
In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper the actor said: "You should sit down and try to write a story in real-time - from minute to minute - to see how hard it is.
"Very few writers have succeeded and some quite extraordinary writers have failed trying that. Believe me, it's incredibly complicated.
"Now we are exempt from that. We can do something that was impossible for us - we can cut. Again an example: If the first sequence in the film takes place between one and three clock in the afternoon, we can now jump to six o'clock in the early evening - that was previously impossible."
Despite talking about how the movie was going to be written the actor would not hint as to the plot of the new film.
"Wait a bit to see what we come up with. We are already in pre-production, the whole concept will be certain in a few weeks time.
"I like to repeat it even if you find it at the moment unfortunate: the end of real-time was inevitable."