‘Arrested Development’ Film Moves Closer to Reality
Fox’s Arrested Development may be dead as a television series, but a feature film version is closer to reality. The Hollywood Reporter sais that Fox Searchlight is just about ready to sign a deal with Ron Howard’s Image production company.
The director told Ain’t it Cool News, “Yeah, we’re closer than ever. Mitch [Hurwitz] is really focused on it, the cast seems really interested, the studio seems to be on board, and God know they’ve got a narrator who’s just chomping at the bit. [laughs] So we don’t have a script yet, but we all want it and we want it to be good. We’re pushing in that direction and all really pushing together for the first time in ages. So, I think we’ve got a very good chance of it happening.”
Members of the cast, including Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor have been publicly talking about a movie and they always made it sound like it was more than wishful thinking.
Hurwitz would write and most likely direct the feature film version.
The series ran a total of three seasons and 53 episodes between November 2, 2003 and February 10, 2006. Despite being a critics’ darling, it never found an audience. It did, though, win five Emmy Awards including the validating Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004. Time Magazine named it one of the 100 Greatest Shows of All Time.