This is a film that I have been waiting to finally get made. I am a huge fan of the TV show, too bad it was ahead of it's time, the audience was not ready for a smart witty sitcom that was just awesome. The development of this movie has been crazy though! Mostly with the casting, who would return to reprise their roles, and who would stay out of it. All the cast members were talking about it actually happening, but everyone seemed to have a different story on who was involved and who wasn't. It seemed like the only person holding out until just recently was Micheal Cera, but now it looks like he is going to do it as well, so everything seems to be shaping up nicely for the casting anyway.
At the 'Sit Down, Shut Up' panel over at WonderCon which is being developed by Arrested's Mitch Hurwitz before they took any questions the moderator asked about The 'Arrested Development' movie and before Hurwitz could answer Will Arnett who provides one of the voices on 'Sit Down, Shut Up' answered jokingly with "We are dangerously close to confirming that? we have read the rumors on the internet."
Hurwitz then proceeded to tell the audience the following:
"Here's what's going on with the movie, Everyone goes off and has careers and that kind of thing, so it's been a little challenging to schedule everybody together, but everyone who has agreed to make this movie has agreed to make this movie, and we're going to make the movie. I haven't written it yet, so I'll be accepting pitches. We're determined to do this."
So there is the confirmation that a 'Arrested Development' movie is going to happen. You don't need much more confirmation than that. And those actors that are committed to the project are committed. Thats good enough for me, now lets get the movie made! Hurwitz continued:
"It was a great joy and priviledge, all kidding aside, to do a show that took risks and with such a wonderful cast and wonderful writers. For us, it's irresistible. Here's an interesting thing about it. When we did the show, one of the things that really made it work is that we didn't hold ourselves up to any standard. We got a lot of positive critical recommendations, but we even kind of ignored those and just did what was funny to us, and kind of remained the underdog in a great way. It was very clear early on that we weren't going to be a big hit, so it really was a labor of love. Now suddenly, there is a bar to hit. I think the key to this is once we get as many pieces as we're going to, which appears we have, we'll just dive in and have fun and see if we can create the same thing. But we're excited about it."
So are you looking forward to this thing finally happening or what?