Another week, another piece of vague news about the Arrested Development Movie. While on a press junket for The Dilemma, Ron Howard, EP and narrator of the beloved/canceled sitcom, said that the film stalled while show creator Mitch Hurwitz was busy developing about 50 TV projects over the last few years. However, now that that has slowed down a bit, Howard says of Hurwitz’s priorities: “…he put in a couple years doing that — always letting the ‘Arrested Development‘ movie percolate — and now he’s done that. I think this is really now front-and-center in his mind.”
Please let it be true! We, the staff of this site, along with the TV nerd public, are frankly getting antsy with all this speculation and half news. Either make the film or don’t! It could be fast, cheap, funny, and it would satisfy at least a loyal group of AD devotees. At this point it might almost be better to kill the project indefinitely and stop raising the hopes of a few thousand geeks who still fondly remember a show that went off the air five and a half years ago. And remember, if it’s budget issues that are slowing down production, THERE’S ALWAYS MONEY IN THE BANANA STAND!