It’s been only a few months since the last time I breathlessly reported on the health of the Arrested Development feature length film. I did a double take when I saw a post on Kottke about an Arrested Development documentary. A movie about the show, but not the movie of the show. Here’s the trailer.
The website for the documentary is also kind of a trip.
Steven Soderbergh needed a gimmick for the Bill James character in Moneyball, so he has decided to animate him. Uh, that’s a gimmick. Though, if anyone could be a cartoonish superhero to the Moneyball crowd, it’s Bill James.
We have this sort of oracle character that appears throughout and declaims various issues and heâ€™s essentially supposed to be Bill James. Heâ€™s your host in a wayâ€¦. The background will be real but the person who is supposed to be him will be animated.
Note: At some point I may or may not get away from breathlessly reporting on all of the updates related to Michael Lewis Movies (See The Blindside and Moneyball, as well as the no brainer Liar’s Poker, which would be so timely it makes my mouth taste acidy with adrenaline). This breathless reporting is also present for the Arrested Development movie. Again, it is unclear whether this will continue or not.
Michael Cera is now in the fold, hopefully ending, once and for all, this crazy seesaw.
TVtattle tells me that Michael Cera may or may not be the lone holdout, but there is no doubt I will continue to report breathlessly.