Arrested Development is lucky to even exist right now (thanks, you online-streaming gods, Netflix, you!). And regardless of what you thought of the 15 episodes we got in that one splurge, there could be EVEN more coming...
...in the form of a big-screen movie!
Yes, creator has been talking and has suggested that a big-screen version is in the works. Now, it's not been green-lighted, but remember...at one point...we thought the show would never be back. Here's what he had to say:
"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."
As always, there's a fair amount of secrecy involved in these projects, he can't say too much. But this is encouraging.
"A TV season is a six-month commitment. But I think it would be very doable to get them together for four or five weeks to make a movie."
Is this him implying that making a movie is more likely than another season? Of course, the duration of a movie is far shorter than a large number of TV episode, so it requires far less commitment on the part of the actors - all of whom are pretty darn busy. He finally went on to say that:
"The whole thing is sort of unprecedented. It's always been its own little thing. I kind of feel like the more it stays original, the better chance it has. As soon as it goes back to trying to do exactly what it was before, you run the risk of doing a reunion show or something."
Basically, he isn't up for reliving past glories.
And all the better for it. I personally loved the return of Arrested Development, and thought the episodes we got were on a par with what came before. Am I stoked for the movie? You bet I am!