For years now, fans of Arrested Development have been holding out hope for a cinematic continuation the canceled quirky comedy series. And series creator Mitch Hurwitz has been stringing them right along with periodic statements that he was getting ready to write a screenplay, he was close to starting it, he actually did a little writing on the first page of the script, etc.
Well, Hurwitz is back with his latest tease, stating at the Television Critics Association fall season press tour that he is actually making some headway on the project-
Were writing it; we’re halfway through… The reason I’ve been so cagey is fans have been so [eager about it]. I really want to do it. Jason Bateman gave an interesting quote recently saying ‘when we get it, we’ll read it and decide if we want to do it [Hurwitz gives 'What? Really?' look]
As to the script’s plot, Hurwitz is understandably reticent to discuss details, not wanting to give anything away this early in the game.
Hurwitz also seemed to subtly lay the groundwork for the possibility that the film may never get made.
It’s not going to be a big money maker… It’s going to be fun, like a family reunion. The only stumbling block could be scheduling. Everybody wants to play together.
So I guess Arrested Development fans shouldn’t start camping out at their local cineplexes quite yet.
Via Hollywood Reporter.