Kiefer Sutherland will spend his “24” hiatus starring in “Mirrors,” a supernatural thriller to be directed by Alexandre Aja.
New Regency is financing 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 pic until next summer, when Sutherland completes the seventh season of the show.
Sutherland last year pacted to exec produce and star in the series through season eight, in a deal worth north of $40 million.
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.
Producers are Marc Sternberg, Alexandra Milchan and Gregory Levasseur. Andrew Hong is exec producer.
Aja, who last directed the hit genre remake “The Hills Have Eyes,” wrote the most recent draft of the script.
Sutherland finishes season six of “24” in April and begins shooting “Mirrors” on May 1, mostly in Romania. He wraps in mid-July and then goes right back to the series in late July.
Sutherland’s last feature was “The Sentinel.”