We've been hearing whispers of an Arrested Development movie for a very long time. The rumor spread like wildfire and then burnt out before being rekindled by the return of the series for a fourth season via Netflix. Now it looks like the big screen version of the misadventures of the Bluth family is one step closer to being a reality. During an interview with Rolling Stone, show creator confirmed that he was in fact in the process of writing the script...
"I'm working on the movie right now. I can't get into much more detail because I don't want to scare anybody off. I don't want to be presumptuous about it. I don't own the property outright – it's a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie."
It's not so much big news that he's working on the script. If you really want to get a movie off the ground, the first step is always going to be putting together a functional screenplay. Well, that is, unless you happen to be producing Men in Black 3. I'm more interested in the fact that he says "everybody seems really into it." Does that mean Fox or the cast? Or both? I can understand Fox being on board, as the Netflix season did so well, but one of my chief complaints with season four is that the inability to get everyone back together lead to some flat storylines. I don't blame Hurwitz, I mean if everyone's busy then everyone's busy, but my hope is that the cast all being on board, if that is indeed what he means, might make for more schedule clearing and more shared screentime.
What do you guys think?