'Arrested Development' creator: Movie may be out this year

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The myth of the Arrested Development movie has started to seem like a protracted Andy Kaufman-style prank being perpetuated by the show’s producers and cast, endlessly dropping on-again, off-again hints that the movie is indeed, possibly really coming.

Well, here’s creator Mitch Hurwitz with one of the firmest statements on the subject yet:

“We’ve started that process and it is our sincere hope to shoot it this year and get it out this year,” Hurwitz said to Digital Spy.

Wha-wha-what?

Could fall 2011 really see the Bluth family in theaters?

Of course, nobody makes an Arrested movie proclamation without some hedging:

“That’s what we’re hoping,” he continues, “but a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen… I don’t like to toy with the affections of our fans. They’ve been so supportive and we’re so grateful, so I kind of hate to answer the question until I can say, ‘Yep, we’ve shot it, it opens next week’. Otherwise it feels like we’re toying with people and we do not mean to do that. It has just taken a while to get it going.”

No, we’re not feeling toyed with. No, no, not at all.

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  • LW

    this sounds fantastic but i’ll believe it when i see it

    • James D

      LW you’ve banana-grabbed the words right out of my mouth

      • Jeannie

        Banana-grabbed!

      • tracy bluth

        Why would a banana grab another banana? Those are the kinds of questions I don’t want to answer.

      • Mole

        I should never have sold the animation rights…

    • Robert

      I’m sure everyone will be laughing, and riding, and cornholing except Buster!

      • J

        You know Buster will always be there to lend… A HAND!!!

    • Claire

      Same here. I was just wondering if they were really doing a movie today. I REALLY hope this is true, that would literally be the best thing ever.

    • The C Word

      Ronny Howard is a powerful man in Hollywood. The Bluths were homestead developers…They should have plenty to comment on today as a series on Showtime or please HBO spend some money for a year of progrums!!!!

  • Tye-Grr

    Dear lord, I hope this is true! And more than anything, I hope it lives up to the show’s legacy.

  • ecuamerican

    What would be even more amazing: that they would produce, write, shoot and edit the movie ALL SECRETLY. And, then one Monday morning, non-chalantly send out a press release saying it is being released that Friday. No marketing, no heads up, NOTHING. It would be one of the biggest (but positive, for a change) viral and PR storms in movie/ TV history.

    • Sean

      That would be better than waking up on Christmas morning as a child

    • Damien

      They call that “pulling a Radiohead”

    • Dream Out Loud

      The only ad should be:

      movie ticket: $10
      small popcorn: $4
      small soda: $3.50
      extra club sauce: priceless.

  • Jose

    PLEASE DO IT!

  • tracy bluth

    I’ve been disappointed by Hurwitz’s last two projects (“Sit Down Shut Up” and “Running Wilde”), but I would still love an AD film.

    • mjg

      Damn. I wanted to like “Running Wilde” so badly, girl.

  • Alex Stone

    I just blue myself!

    • tracy bluth

      There’s got to be a better way to say that.

      • Chris

        Alex, you blow hard!

  • Barney

    Yeah, like, like the guy in the three thousand dollar suit is gonna believe this movie is happening before they actually start shooting…. COME ON!!

    • Deena

      : )

  • Monty

    I just blue myself.

    • Monty

      ah you beat me to it Alex…now i just sound like a copy cat. At least i didn’t say “First!”…

  • PennyBeGood

    I was just telling my husband yesterday that I’ve lost faith that this movie will ever get made. Seems like I’ve made a huge mistake.

    • E.

      A huge tiny mistake!

  • Robert

    I’m a little ambivalent about AD in a movie format. Those 23 minutes seemed perfect.

    • Silk Spectre

      Hopefully it will feel like a bunch of episodes put together. At least that’s what I would like.

    • Mole

      Yeah, but when was the last time you watched less than 3 in one sitting?

  • Erin

    I just blue myself with excitement.

  • Patty

    Who’d like a banger in the mouth? Right, I forgot, here in the States, you call it a sausage in the mouth.

    • laura

      Sausage. We just call it a sausge.

    • MCS

      We shan’t be telling you mother about this shall we.

      • Megan

        Her?

  • Kalick

    I heard Duke Nuke’em Forever was coming out this year also. Don’t believe everything you read!

    • godzilla_foil

      Hey, that was a freebie…

  • Kristin

    You can toy with me all you want as long as you DELIVER!! I can only watch 3 seasons of dvds for so long, people! Although somehow…i discover new hilarity with each additional viewing…

    • Matt

      Kristin! I am right there! I love finding new stuff when I re-watch.

      • doctoro

        most rewatchable show ever made. I just recently noticed something new and I’ve seen every episode 100 times. I remember thinking,”the money I spent on these dvd’s is the best money I’ve ever spent. Huzzah!”

  • Brian

    What you think a guy in a four thousand dollar suit is going to believe that? COME ON!!

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