Kiefer Sutherland has revealed he is still in peak physical condition to play action man Jack Bauer in the 24 movie.
The 46-year-old actor has been in talks for some time to reprise his role as the anti-terrorist agent from hit TV show 24 on the big-screen.
He told The Sun that an action scene in the new series of his latest show Touch had reassured him he's till got what it takes.
Kiefer said: "I want to make the 24 movie as long as I can run - and last week I figured out I still could.
"I had to chase someone for the first time in a very long time and when we finished the scene, one of the crew said with a wink: 'That felt pretty familiar didn't it? Kind of cool to watch you run again. I didn't know if you could any more.'"
The series finale of 24, aired in May 2010. Last year Kiefer confirmed the film script was complete and producers were on the hunt for a director, with plans to start filming this summer.
Meanwhile, Kiefer is set to work with his father Donald Sutherland for the first time, on a film shot in their native Canada.
Kiefer said: "We're going to make a Western together. It's the story of a son coming home from the Civil War after his mother has died....It's a beautiful story. I'm very, very excited - and nervous - about doing it."