Mitch Hurwitz on the Arrested Development movie
It hasn't been green-lit, but Mitch Hurwitz is working on the script for the long-awaited Arrested Development movie and still hopeful...
We'll take our cue from Mitch Hurwitz and wait to pull our party popper strings on this one until it's received the official Fox stamp (we've been hurt before), but rest assured that in his eyes, the Arrested Development movie is still very much on the cards.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Hurwitz explained “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.”
“But I want to be very careful about not putting out false information." He continued, "I want to get a time and tell everybody when it’s happening and not play with people. Right now, I’m trying to do something else for Netflix and a movie project and things. I’m always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It’s the best way to guarantee it doesn’t happen.”
What about the problems of reuniting the increasingly in-demand cast, as illustrated by Arrested Development's largely ensemble-less fourth season? “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.” Would that be in addition to, or instead of the rumoured fifth Netflix season of the comedy?
Read our take on why Arrested Development's fourth season may have been its best yet, here.
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