Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, speaking at the New Yorker festival today, says that he plans on doing a last, "limited" season of the show before making the long-promised movie. As the Times' Dave Itzkoff says, "we'll see."
Will Arnett has confirmed that he will star in the Arrested Development movie.
The comic actor, who portrayed inept magician Gob Bluth in the Fox sitcom, was rumoured to be reluctant to return for the big screen outing.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: "Arrested Development has such a special place in my heart... It'll be fun to get back together with everybody and work on it. It's been so long now, we almost have to do it. It's like we have to finish the joke."
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, who will write and direct the feature, earlier hinted that Michael Cera was the only cast member refusing to star in the forthcoming movie.
Michael Cera is reportedly "holding out" on starring in the Arrested Development movie.
A film version of the critically acclaimed US sitcom, which ran on Fox from 2003 to 2006, was recently confirmed with show creator Mitch Hurwitz directing and Ron Howard producing.
When asked in an interview with Fancast if Will Arnett and Cera would return for the forthcoming film, Hurwitz replied: "I don't want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don't want to pressure anyone through the press.
"Although I will say that Will Arnett is gung-ho, so there's a big clue!"
Commenting on a possible storyline for the feature film, he added: "I think in some respect it would have to pick up where the show left off. Maybe the benefit of that would be, if nothing else, just to recap everything.
"There are a couple of ways to get into it. I was even thinking about a big animated sequence to start. Kind of like how the Blake Edwards movies used to start - to kind of catch everyone up."
Cheers to The Raze, as usual:
Basically, it seems Mitch has ditched. The creator of the show has more or less said he won't be continuing with the show himself. Hints at a movie and showtime talks going well, but he seems to think he's done as much as he can with the show. It doesn't guarantee it's completley dead in the water, but we're obviously thinkning the worst.
Season 3 DVD release has slipped from 13th June to the unknown- maybe for extra-amazing-mind blowing content to make up for the lack of episodes, probably. It'll be amazing whatever turns up.
Now, Page Six is both notoriously good and bad for the quality of their rumours... but anyone else daring to hope?
WE HEAR . . .
February 28, 2006 -- THAT fans of "Arrested Development" can relax. Word is Showtime not only picked up the canceled Fox show but also ordered 26 more episodes...
Going for third base head first?! Bearing in mind that Showtime usually go for 12 eps per season, this would be 2 seasons worth of more AD!
Previously in Arrested Development Topic...
Second series of this depressingly underated American genius sitcom is starting tonight on BBC2.
EDIT: LOLZENGE, it's ended now. They doubled billed it for weeks- probably to get it done before Christmas TV started
You can now buy it though! It's out on DVD for British eyes only in January! That's how smart Fox are! AFTER Christmas!
If you've not already heard, er, Fox cancelled it a bit. That's how smart they are.
First series WAS £26.99 is NOW £12.99! Released in the new year, for some reason.
You need to have this. And then to lend to ALL OF TOUR FRIENDS EVER. Actually, just buy a second box set to lend out, or ten copies to give out as Un-Birthday presents or something? END XMAS EDIT
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