Six seasons and a movie started out as a joke by Abed (Danny Pudi) from an episode in the second season of Community. Now it looks like after all these years and through all the drama that could become a reality. NBC is five seasons in, and the network is contemplating a sixth. If that happens we could very well see that movie happen as well.
TV Guide reports that Justin Lin is one director that has been considered to direct the film. On top of directing several films for the Fast and Furious franchise Lin also directed several episodes of Community.
If for some reason Lin can't do it, there's a lot of other directors that could come on board such as Captain America: The Winter Solider directors Joe and Anthony Russo. They served as executive producers on Community, and Joe Russo directed last week's Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons episode. Then there's also Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers) who also directed some episodes.
TV Guide reports that Sony and NBC insiders say "they're optimistic that a final, 13-episode season is in the cards for Community, especially given the network's inability this season to successfully launch any new comedies on Thursday night."
Series creator Dan Harmon has been very vocal about making six season and a movie happen, and it looks like it's getting close. In a previous interview with Hitfix Harmon said,
"If the movie has to be made out of clay and duct tape in my basement, then that's how the movie will be made, because there has to be closure. The title of the book about the show is not Community, An Interesting Journey into a Show No One Ever Watched. The title of the book is obviously going to be, Six Seasons and a Movie."
I'm looking forward to seeing how this all plays out. It's looking good!