"Arrested Development," Arrested No More?
E! Online has gotten confirmation from Jason Bateman that the show's producers, Mitchell Hurwitz and Ron Howard, "have put the wheels in motion" for an Arrested Development feature film, subject to the resolution of the Writers' Strike.
Can we dare to dream? Although the cynic's first reaction will be to ask how well a movie will do when the show couldn't even stay on the air, I think the project might have legs. With the recent film success of Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno) and Jason Bateman (The Kingdom, Juno), and Will Arnett's recurring appearances on 30 Rock, perhaps the actors have garnered themselves a big enough audience to create some box office buzz.
I just hope they don't try to change things up to attract a bigger audience. Hopefully, it would just be a two-hour version of the television show, Ron Howard narration and all.