'Arrested Development' movie..?

Simby19

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Plans for a movie adaptation of sitcom Arrested Development are getting closer to completion--after a number of meetings with the show's key figures.

Arrested Development star Jason Bateman met with series creator Mitch Hurwitz over the weekend, further fuelling speculation that the film version of the show is in the pipeline.

Earlier this year, Michael Cera, Bateman's costar, insisted he would be keen to sign up for an Arrested Development movie if it ever came to fruition.


http://hollywood.com/news/Arrested_Development_Movie_Plans_Close_to_Completion/5007809




Please make this happen. Please make this happen.
 
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oh sweet. i just started rewatching these a few days ago, about 1/3 way thru season2 right now. funniest sitcom ever.
 

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This has to happen. Hopefully sooner rather then later. I mean George Michael and Maeby can't be 25 and still awkward.
 

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This has to happen. Hopefully sooner rather then later. I mean George Michael and Maeby can't be 25 and still awkward.


I dont know. George Michael may be able to pull off awkward until he's 46.
 
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Finally a movie I wouldn't steal....That I'd love to see
 

ShooterMcGavin

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GREAT show. Can't wait to see if this rumor is true.
 
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http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/detail/index.jsp?uuid=15a310d7-61f0-49b6-ba57-092e60c397cb


This just might be the best news we Arrested fans have heard in a very long time.

Jason Bateman has just confirmed to me that the creative minds behind Arrested Development (Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard) have put the wheels in motion toward a major motion picture of the Fox TV comedy so many of us adore. I'm told by insiders that Jason and other Bluth family members have received calls from producers (Hurwitz and Howard) asking if they would be willing to shoot a movie.

"I can confirm that a round of sniffing has started," Bateman says. "Any talk is targeting a poststrike situation, of course. I think, as always, that it's a question of whether the people with the money are willing to give our leader, Mitch Hurwitz, what he deserves for his participation. And I can speak for the cast when I say our fingers are crossed."

Jeffrey Tambor also revealed on XM Radio's the Ron and Fez Show that he has been approached by Ron Howard to see if he's willing to do an Arrested film. (You can hear that interview below.)

For the record, both Jason and Jeffrey's answers were: Hells yeah. And I hear from other sources that other castmembers were called and that everyone seems to be very much on board and excited by the prospect.

Insiders also tell me that while creator Mitch Hurwitz does not yet have a script, he has a good, solid understanding of what he'd like to do for the movie, and Universal is very much interested.

And so it seems that a few good—wait, no, outrageously amazing—things just might come out of this unfortunate writers' strike, as the creative minds in this town have had time to pause, regroup and think about their dream projects.

And an Arrested movie is a pretty great dream, is it not?

So, let's join our crossed fingers with the rest of the cast, shall we? And how about a little support in the Comments section below?
 

thekidslepthere

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How sweet is it that they reference Ron and Fez, look at them little scoop breakers. I hope Fezzy was wearing one of those Matt Drudge style hats.
 

LiddyRules

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yay!
 

moegolden

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Tambor again says he's been told the movie is on.

http://weblogs.redeyechicago.com/showpatrol/2008/11/arrested-develo.html
'Arrested Development' movie 'a go,' says star Jeffrey Tambor

Posted at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12

CLICK ON GEORGE FOR 'ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT' PHOTO GALLERY

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“Arrested Development” fans, rejoice. Your fave TV show is becoming a movie.

That’s according to star Jeffrey Tambor (above) anyway, who yesterday told Steve Weintraub of collider.com that the much-rumored film is a go. Tambor said he talked to “AD” creator Mitch Hurwitz last week, who said it was on.

Tambor didn’t know any specifics about the project, but said that fans can be sure it’s happening.

“When the writer calls you, and the director, and the executive producer calls you, it’s a pretty good sign,” Tambor said in the interview, which you can watch for yourself at Collider.

Tambor said he’s looking forward to revisiting “Arrested Development” and his character, George Bluth Sr.

“We want to close that,” he said. “We want to bring that all to fruition.”

The show starred Tambor, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Tony Hale, David Cross and Jessica Walter, among others.
 

FAngel

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They've said it a couple times before, but hopefully since the strike has been over for a while they can make some progress with this.



COME on!
 

thekidslepthere

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From what I hear Mitch Hurwitz and Jason Bateman's deals are done. Now they're starting to work on everyone else.

Budget is less than $20 million and Fox Searchlight is the distributor.

Still no word as I can find out on Michael Cera, I'd guess he's doing it, but who knows how big he might think his balls are.
 

LilJimmyRbinson

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Even our buddy Kieth Olbermann was teasing this last night. I fell asleep before he got to the story though.