Monday, November 24, 2008

Arrested Development Movie?

This is probably not news to many of you, but this is the first I've heard of it...

The "Arrested Development" feature has moved closer to reality, with Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard reportedly closing deals for the long-gestating project from Imagine and Fox Searchlight.

The possible migration of the critically acclaimed but short-lived Fox series to the big screen has been a hot topic among fans for the past year. Speculation has been fueled by cast members of the show, including Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor, who have been frequently quoted in interviews that a feature adaptation is in the works.

Hurwitz, who created and exec produced the Emmy-winning series, is on board to write the film as well as direct with help from Howard. The series, from Imagine TV and 20th TV, was a pet project of Howard, who had a lot to do with its distinct visual style. In the final episode, Howard, playing himself, heard the Bluth TV family's pitch of their story and liked it for a movie.


Octopunk said...

I would totally see this movie, as long as they kept in the running banjo music.

DCD said...

Yeah - I'm in for this too. Loved that show.

nowandzen said...

I have watched the entire series multiple times and still laugh. It was brilliant and hopefully it won't be one of those tv gone to movie blunders. In the hand of some really great writers and with some careful crafting all the way around maybe it will stand a chance. *crosses fingers.