Kiefer Sutherland will spend his “24” hiatus starring in Mirrors, a supernatural thriller to be directed by Alexandre Aja, reports Variety. New Regency is financing the film and will distribute through 20th Century Fox.
Sutherland became available to star in the movie when plans to carry his Jack Bauer character into a “24” feature were postponed because the script wasn’t ready. Fox won’t start the clock on that film until next summer, when Sutherland completes the seventh season of the show.
In Mirrors, Sutherland will play an ex-cop who works security at a mall and discovers something awry in the mirrors of a department store. He tries to discover the origin of the evil.
The producers are Marc Sternberg, Alexandra Milchan and Gregory Levasseur. Andrew Hong is executive producer.
Aja, who last directed the hit genre remake The Hills Have Eyes, wrote the most recent draft of the script. Shooting starts on May 1 in Romania.