ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT creator confirms he will write/direct A.D. film

by: James Wallace
October 26th, 2009

Arrested Development

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT creator Mitchell Hurwitz recently dropped an interesting tidbit on the good people in Austin attending this year's Austin Film Festival. According to Hurwitz himself, he will not only be writing the feature film version of the popular TV show, but also directing it as well. To any ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT fan this is huge for two reasons. The first being that the man partly responsible for the source material's greatness will be at the helm, hopefully ensuring for the film what attracted us all to the TV show. The second being that this is a large step in the direction of actually getting the film made, as it has been back and forth for quite some time now in terms of its validity.

Hurwitz lips were as tight as Tobias' cut-off jean shorts when it came to plot details, but he did mention that a large part of the story would take place in prison. The last time we saw the Family Bluth, there were more than a few members that could face jail time for questionable actions. Michael (Jason Bateman), George Michael (Michael Cera) and George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) fled to Cabo, a million dollars worth of cashier's checks in hand. George Sr's twin, Oscar (also Jeffrey Tambor), was left to take the fall for his brother's laundry list of transgressions. Mother Lucille (Jessica Walter) had just been discovered for cooking the books for the family's frozen banana business.

Whatever the plot is to be, it seems that with the ball now rolling, Ron Howard's final line in that last fateful episode may finally be coming true.

"I don't see it as a series. Maybe a movie."

Source /Film

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