I read an article on comingsoon.net this morning that, if true, is probably the best movie news I’ve heard in the past year. Read on!
Kristen at E! Online was told by Jason Bateman that “the creative minds behind ‘Arrested Development’ (Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard) have put the wheels in motion toward a major motion picture of the Fox TV comedy so many of us adore. I’m told by insiders that Jason and other Bluth family members have received calls from producers (Hurwitz and Howard) asking if they would be willing to shoot a movie.”
“I can confirm that a round of sniffing has started,” Bateman said. “Any talk is targeting a poststrike situation, of course. I think, as always, that it’s a question of whether the people with the money are willing to give our leader, Mitch Hurwitz, what he deserves for his participation. And I can speak for the cast when I say our fingers are crossed.”
She adds that other cast members were called and that everyone seems to be very much on board and excited by the prospect.
Bwaah?! Nintendo sixty-foooooooouurr!1 If you’ve never seen an episode of Arrested Development, rest assured that you are a completely worthless person and do not yet truly know the meaning of the word “funny”. The writing on the show was so witty, I really don’t think there’s any way an Arrested Development movie could not be awesome. Hopefully things will move along quickly once this writers strike fiasco is resolved.