The Arrested Development movie is almost a myth at this point. It pops up every now and then and legions of fans hope for it to become a reality, but as quickly as it surfaces up, it disappears. The film really is long overdue and it’s about time we got one. Luckily, we may be seeing the movie sooner than we think. While speaking to Digital Spy, creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed some details about the potential film. He has confirmed that he is indeed working on a script for it and the film can still become a reality. When asked about the film, he said the following,
“we’ve started that process and it is our sincere hope to shoot it this year and get it out this year…That’s what we’re hoping, but a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen. I don’t like to toy with the affections of our fans. They’ve been so supportive and we’re so grateful, so I kind of hate to answer the question [about the film’s plot] until I can say, ‘Yep, we’ve shot it, it opens next week’. Otherwise it feels like we’re toying with people and we do not mean to do that. It has just taken a while to get it going.”
So there you have it. He’s hoping to get it out this year, which would be fantastic! The fact that this show was ever cancelled in the first place is absolutely outrageous and I’ve been waiting for this film for a very long time. I imagine the biggest issue they’re facing is probably scheduling since some of the show’s cast have gone on to become fairly big stars. There are probably a couple other obstacles that are holding the film back but it’s good to know that they are working on it and it’s not being tossed to the side.