Finally, some legitimate movement on the Arrested Development movie front. Ever since Fox made the idiotic mistake of canceling the television show back in 2006, fans have been wanting to see the Bluths on the big screen. So far the biggest obstacle has been getting all the actors to confirm their participation, but it looks like it’s finally happened.
According to THR, Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz and co-executive producer James Vallely have started working on a screenplay for the film version of the show. If everything goes well with their script, they plan on having production on the feature begin sometime next spring. Imagine and Fox Searchlight will produce, and Hurwitz will also direct.
The creator didn’t want to begin writing the story until he knew that all the main cast members would be involved, so we can expect to see the return of Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi and Jeffrey Tambor once again.
I find it so funny that this show was a critical and cult success, but Fox canceled it at the height of its popularity because the ratings weren’t as high as they wanted. Now, the studio wants to be on board so they can capitalize off the cast’s current success. Corporate greed sucks!
What do you think about Mitch Hurwitz finally developing a script for the film?