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December 7, 2007
Arrested Development Movie Still Alive?
— Posted by John Campea
It’s one of several shows in recent history that was one of the best on TV… and yet no one watched it. Arrested Development has one of the most loyal followings I’ve ever seen for a show. It re-introduced us all to Jason Bateman and showed us his true potential for being able to lead and carry a project, and it was the coming out party for Michael Cera who has since exploded (catch him in the new film that’s already getting some serious Oscar buzz “Juno”).
Ever since the show went off air, the fans have hoped for, prayed for and speculated about the chance for an Arrested Development movie. Thus far all rumors and hopes have been pretty much dashed. BUT NOW… Jason Bateman is flaming those hopes and prayers. MTV talked with Bateman who said this past week he spoke with Arrested Development director creator Mitchell Hurwitz and said that the hopes for a movie are still quite alive and well.
The angle was, that since the writers strike prevents all WGA members from writing things they’re getting paid for, it is leaving Hurwitz with the time to start developing an Arrested Development movie.
Instead of trying to describe it all… just check out Bateman talking about it himself:
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