Arrested Development Movie in…Development?!


Fans of the illustrious Bluth family can rejoice, with the rumours of an Arrested Development movie finally verified by star Jason Bateman.

Bateman has confirmed that show producers Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard have started to develop a story and contact cast members for a film adaptation of the cult program. The little watched but much loved show was axed in 2006, much to the chagrin of its loyal fans. However, the program has experienced a second life on DVD, thanks to fervent word-of-mouth and the growing popularity of it’s cast.

I, along with many fans, was left devastated by the show’s abrupt conclusion. However, in the final scene of the series, series producer and narrator Ron Howard hinted toward the possibility of a movie. After two years of mourning, praying and protesting, its congregation will be finally rewarded.

With stars Jason Bateman and Michael Cera currently enjoying cinematic success in films such as Superbad and Juno, the bankability of a film version has never been higher. Bateman has clarified that a script would only be written post-strike. However, I don’t think it’s ever too early to get excited for an AD movie, and without sounding hyperbolic, the defining moment of our collective existence.

Could 2009 be the year of the frozen banana?

– Simon

One Response to “Arrested Development Movie in…Development?!”

  1. I am not a huge fan of the AD shows, but thanks to the insightful and creative description of the shows and movies, I am now hanging out to see it. thanks!

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