Delays in ‘Arrested Development’ Feature Film
Mitch Hurwitz, creator and executive producer Arrested Development told Fancast that development on the big screen version of the film has been slowed by the reluctance of series stars Michael Cera and Will Arnett to appear in the film.
“I don’t want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don’t want to pressure anyone through the press,” said Hurwitz. “Although I will say that Will Arnett is gung-ho, so there’s a big clue!”
He said until the cast is locked in lace, he will not begin work on a screenplay. “I think in some respect it would have to pick up where the show left off. Maybe the benefit of that would be, if nothing else, just to recap everything. There are a couple of ways to get into it. I was even thinking about a big animated sequence to start. Kind of like how the Blake Edwards movies used to start – to kind of catch everyone up.”
Will the movie allow audiences to finally see Michael Bluth’s wife?
“I don’t know,” he said. “There were a couple of areas where I always sort of held back, where I always felt like if I needed to deal with at some point, I could. One of them is definitely that story, and who those people are, and what effect that has on this kid. I don’t know if we’d necessarily see her.”