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Development Arrested?
David Cross says AD movie is off

09 April 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: TV Squad (via Movieweb)

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Remember back in October all that talk about an Arrested Development movie, which creator Michael Hurwitz would be writing and directing? Remember how happy you felt, and the warm fuzzy glow you carried around for a while knowing that, though great shows can get cruelly cancelled, sometimes good things can happen? Well prepare to go back to feeling embittered and twisted: AD star David Cross says he doesn't think it's happening after all.

Cross played "analrapist" (not as bad as it sounds), "never-nude", failed actor and inept Mrs Doubtfire Tobias Fünke in the show, and a movie would be pretty unthinkable without him. But talking to TV Squad, he dropped the following bombshell:

"It's not going to happen. It's been way too long, there's so many people involved, everyone's doing their own thing, and everybody's aged. I'm sure I speak for everybody when I say we'd love for it to happen, we'd love to work on it, but it would feel strange and foreign to see these characters on a movie theater screen, I think. It would feel odd on anything over 42 inches."

He's a funny guy, but he doesn't sound as if he's joking here. It's possible that he's just not currently in the loop, but frankly, if the project was a going concern, you'd think Cross of all people would know about it. So farewell prison jumpsuits and frozen bananas, MRFs and The Blue Man Group. The dream was fun while it lasted. We'll always have those three seasons.

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Your Comments

I Am Leaf On The Wind...
Good call, DocEmmetBrown. I don't think an AD movie would work. I'm still holding out for Serenity 2 though... More

Posted by wgfuzzydunlop1 at 05:40 on 11 April 2010 | Report This Post

Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! More

Posted by shanedcrowley at 18:11 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: You have to remember
They should just make a thematically similar film with the same cast but different characters.  Problem solved More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 15:49 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

You have to remember
Cross isn't as in-the-loop as Bateman, Arnett and Hurwitz, when one of those say it's done, it'll be more official, however it's rather unlikely to happen nowadays anyway. More

Posted by Ethanial at 14:54 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

At least...
...we won't run the risk of seeing one of the Bluth family killed totally out of the blue right in the middle of their hero moment (*cough*Joss Whedon*cough*). More

Posted by DocEmmettBrown at 14:01 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

Cross is right - sadly
As much as I would love to see more AD, Cross is right. It would not work as a movie and it is to long ago. And the children George-Michael and Maeby have aged four years. They are no kids anymore! As sad as it is - it was the funniest show on TV for a long long time, but they should let it go... More

Posted by Edgar at 12:22 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

What a pisser.
At least its a sunny day... More

Posted by danielcharlwood at 11:50 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

Isn't he right? The show didn't really take off in the way they wanted (and thats not taking anything away from the quality) but if it didn't work on TV for everyone why risk the money and presume that it would do well on the big screen? More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:50 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

That is all. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 09:14 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

That is all. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 08:59 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

That is all. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 08:59 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

That is all. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 08:59 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

worst news ever.
What a dissapointment! That's all I can say. More

Posted by johnpond1989 at 05:30 on 09 April 2010 | Report This Post

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