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Kiefer Sutherland's hit FOX series "24"; is calling it a day after this season -- but will Jack Bauer live to fight again on the big screen?

The joint decision to wrap up "24"; was made by Sutherland, exec producer and show-runner Howard Gordon, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting Company.

"This has been the role of a lifetime, and I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to everyone who made it possible," Sutherland said. "While the end of the series is bittersweet, we always wanted '24' to finish on a high note, so the decision to make the eighth season our last was one we all agreed upon."

However, the star revealed that there are still big plans in store for his action hero alter-ego Jack Bauer.

"Looking ahead to the future, Howard Gordon and I are excited about the opportunity to create the feature film version of '24," he said.

The two-hour series finale of "24" airs Monday, May 24 on FOX.

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