Last week we reported on the continuing saga that is the Arrested Development movie production, one that has long lived in the minds of the show’s creator Mitch Hurwitz and the hearts of fans everywhere. With comments from the former Fox TV show’s narrator and Exec. Producer Ron Howard though, fans were given a more solidified hope — the movie is in the works, sort of.
A week later The Hollywood Reporter is making claims that Howard and Hurwitz are currently in the process of closing deals to get the production going under the Imagine and Fox Searchlight banners. Hurwitz is on board to write the film as well as direct with help from Howard. The series was a pet project of Howard, who had a lot to do with its distinct visual style. In the final episode, Howard, playing himself, heard the Bluth TV family’s pitch of their story and liked it for a movie.
This will just continue to fuel the fire for fans, who have been chatting this up all over the web for the better part of the past year. We’ve been right there with them, as Arrested Development is a major office favorite here at FSR. In fact, we even went as far as to write a list of 8 Things We Need to See in an Arrested Development Movie. The list is, to this day, one our most commented posts.
No further details were released about the project, but we are doing everything we can to get some additional info. We’ll keep you posted. Until then, how about a little chicken dance remix: