Will Arnett Says 'Arrested Development' Will Shoot This Year

January 11, 2010
Source: ComingSoon

Arrested Development

Good news for those of you who are fans of "Arrested Development." After years of hearing rumors and rumblings of a movie being in the works, it looks like they're finally going to shoot one this year. Well, it's still a little early to say it'll happen 100%, but with Michael Cera saying it'd shoot this year as well, I think they're really trying to make it happen. ComingSoon talked with Will Arnett recently who confirmed that they're definitely going to shoot it this year. "That's the plan," Arnett told them, before joking that, "We're hoping [to shoot it] once Jason Bateman gets out of rehab. I think that's when we're going to start shooting."

Arnett otherwise gave a fairly straight answer: "It's very refreshing. We are working on the movie right now, yeah… We don't have a completed script yet, but it's forthcoming and we're going to make the movie this year." As far as I know, that means they got everyone to agree to return, including Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, etc, but who knows if they've got other new plans? We also want to know if Ron Howard will direct, but it doesn't seem likely considering he's shooting that Vince Vaughn comedy next. We'll keep you updated! Who's excited to finally see an Arrested Development movie?

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  • i am so EXTREMELY excited that this is finally being made. i cant wait wait wait. this show is the most underrated show ever. i cant wait for it to get this movie made and get some more fans in their corner. i will be first in line!!!!!!!!
  • KXB
    It's amazing how the whole Sit-Com thing is so embedded in American culture. And when Arrested Development comes along as finally breaks the mold with something fresh and actually very funny -- American audiences never got it. I heard somewhere that one of the main reasons as to why it never took off, was because Americans need a cue when to laugh. AD never provided that. And at the time Yanks never got the smart jokes. They were expecting it be like Friends or Seinfeld. Yet oddly enough, AD was hit all over the rest of the world. It rated huge in Europe and down in Australia, with strong DVD sales too -yet America never got the comedy. I mean seriously, AD was one of the funniest TV shows in recent years. It showed that American TV can be smart, edgy and really, really funny. Pit American audiences never thought so. It may have been axed, but thank God they've come to their senses, and are going to produce a feature film. I can't wait for this.
  • Nada Nuff
    Can't wait for this one either. Off-the-wall prediction: George Michael and Maebe will finally get it on. Seriously, this is one of the best shows ever.
  • Sumit
    Best news this week! And its only monday! Serioulsy guys I am as excited for this as aI am for Kick Ass and Iron Man 2! Kokka kokka kaw!
  • Voice of Reason
    BRING IT!!!!
  • Dan
    Hmmm. Not me. I'd love it if the SHOW rose again, but a movie...It's always a little dangerous when a comedy show gets a movie because it has to be A) avoid being a 22 minute episode stretched-out to 90 minutes, B) have "definitive" jokes in it, and C) make big plot developments (e.g. "He's really gay after all!") But maybe the writers will be savvy enough to solve all of this, but if not I'm glad for "Arrested Development" to remain a perfect memory.
  • Knawx
    I'm affraid I just Blue myself.
  • Nada Nuff
    @ Dan: I think the issue of Tobias' sexuality has already been settled. The "big plot development" would be him coming clean about it, if they decided to go there.
  • If Ron Howard does not take the directing chair for such a beloved classic then the project will be dead to me.
  • theotherbluth
    #8, Howard never directed any episodes of the show. He was a producer and narrator only. I think creator Mitchell Hurwitz is going to direct, but I'm not sure. Either way I can't wait to see this, One of the best TV shows EVER.
  • Wow, I never knew that, I thought it was Howard's baby...Thanks!
  • Cody
    Awwwsome, didnt even know this was being thought about. Seriously one of the most underrated shows ever to hit TV.
  • Frightened Inmate #2
    I wont believe anything til the cameras start rolling.
  • harrison
    never saw the show but heard great things about it, ill keep it on my radar
  • george michael (the singer/songwriter)
    @KXB: i'll give you that american sit-coms, as a whole, are relatively simplistic and formulaic. but probably the real reason AD didn't survive is that fox never really got behind it. christ, they aired the final four episodes against the opening ceremonies of the olympics! seriously, fox?!! that's supporting a show or respecting the loyal fans? fox had a gem: an intelligent, critically acclaimed, award winning show on their hands and they messed it up. there are dozens of us in this country that loved AD and "got it," only we weren't able to "text in our vote" to show our love like they do in that brain buster of a show, american idol (a program that i believe originated in the UK if i'm not mistaken!) in my opinion: if it wasn't for AD and it's cult following, NBC wouldn't have picked up 30 rock after it's slow start and modern family wouldn't be on the air right now. both of these shows are "smart" comedies – single camera shows without laugh tracks, i might add – that are doing just fine with american audiences. AD paved the way for shows like these. i'm not saying it's going to break any records, but this movie's box office will show just how many "sophisticated" audience members there are and how much we truly appreciated just how special the show was, even if it only lasted 2.5 seasons. the thought of this show appearing on the big screen is making my banana stand.
  • XTC
    george bluth sr. on british people: "oh they're polite and the men all sound gay, but they will rip out your heart. and, their breath..." well put, good sir.
  • akumared
    I love Arrested Development and if the movie is made I'll be there on the first showing. Can't wait :)
  • MotherBoy69
    so excited about this... I was shocked that this sitcom is not a hit in america!!! I'm from the philippines and have stumbled upon this gem of a sitcom a year after it's release and was quickly hooked!!! I hope this movie gets it on!!! Tobias is a analyst-therapist, or "ANALRAPIST"..... 😀 CHEE CHAW CHEE CHAW!!! wahahahha
  • edgar Arellano
    I blue myself!
  • Aubrey
    It's about time!!! I can't wait to see this movie....I watch reruns on Hulu all the time. Comedic genius!
  • Tom




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