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John Smith cuts 24: Legacy

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It has been more than six years since Jack Bauer boarded a Russian helicopter headed for a Moscow prison in the last moments of Fox’s critically acclaimed smash hit 24.  Kiefer Sutherland may not be making a return this time around, but 24 is back with a reboot entitled 24: Legacy, and the first episode is set to air immediately after the super bowl this weekend on Fox.

Shots Magazine sat down with editor John Smith, who is currently in LA wrapping up the editorial on 6 of the first 12 episodes including the pilot. Check out the article for all of the details as John discusses what it’s like to edit a show that takes place in real time (hint: no jump cuts) as well as the challenges of telling such a fast-paced, action-packed story, while working with longtime directing partner Stephen Hopkins.

& be sure to tune in to Fox immediately after the super bowl this Sunday, February 5th to catch the first episode!