I knew following the New Yorker’s Twitter account would eventually pay off. Today at New Yorker Fest, the latest news about the long rumored Arrested Development movie. Calling this project ‘on again off again’, is an insult to understatements. The news today? Not only is the movie on, AD creator want’s to do a season of TV leading up to the movie. So… That’s good.
I’m not sure it’s worth posting, but we’ve had a good 3-5 months where no one involved has said the movie ISN’T happening. And now Jeffrey Tambor has added further confirmation to creator Mitch Hurwitz’s hints from February. So there’s that.
No, it’s all going straight, everyone’s on board, I know they’re writing, and maybe next time this year we’ll be having this conversation.
Well, this is good news. 2 reports in a row on the ‘Arrested Development’ movie being on. Shouldn’t some key grip or something come out next week saying the movie isn’t happening?
Yes, it’s true: According to GQ, both star Will Arnett and Mitch Hurwitz, creator of the beloved cult Fox sitcom, have verified that their highly anticipated film adaptation is finally in the works after years of rumors. Of course, there are still some details to be worked out, such as trying to co-ordinate the filming around the schedules of a dozen in-demand stars like Jason Bateman and David Cross, but considering the trials and tribulations the film has faced to get to this point over the last four years, that’s barely a minor hurdle.
I told you! I told you! Last week, when David Cross was quoted as saying the Arrested Development movie would never get made, I told you it would only be a matter of time before another cast member directly contradicted him. I said it would be 2 months or so, but it took only a week for Jason Bateman to offer, “David says that it’s dead, but it’s not dead at all.” OK, then.
“I mean, there’s so many people involved. Everyone’s doing their own thing, you know. And everybody’s aged. It’s just not going to happen. I’m sure I speak for everybody when I say we’d love for it to happen, we’d love to work on it, but just I don’t think… not going to happen.”
Next year, after the movie has a release date, we’ll all look back at the last 3 years of on again / off again movie rumors and realize that was the marketing plan all along. The way to keep the movie in the news every 2-4 months is for one of the cast members to be quoted saying something which contradicts completely the last cast member on record. Or else, the movie really won’t get made and we’ll all be sad.