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Topic: AD movie (really? yes! (maybe))

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As I understood the interview, the movie is actually written right now and hopefully is coming to screen later this year - yay big_smile

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It's been "really" in the works for a few years now. Ron Howard and Mitch Hurwitz are working on it, but Jeffrey Tambor and especially David Cross were very skeptical about coming back. According to them it will be almost impossible to get all the original cast back (Cross as good as said he won't come back). And nobody's mentioning the difficulty of Michael Cera having enough time between commitments to do this.

Also after watching Hurwitz's and Arnett's latest attempts at comedy (Sit Down, Shut Up and Running Wilde) I have serious doubts they can pull off a funny and good Arrested Development movie. Judging by how bad those two shows were I might even be led to believe that the comedy talent in Arrested Development lay with the other writers ...

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-- Colonel Tigh

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Yes, Hurwitz & co. plan to do a 9 or 10 episode mini-season before the movie hits theaters. Honestly, I am not holding my breath.

First off, the movie still isn't greenlit - I believe it when they start shooting.

Secondly, the movie and the TV show will have huge scheduling issues - most of the actors are much bigger stars now then they were then (Jason Bateman and Michael Cera are just the tip of the ice berg) and have other projects already in the works, so getting them in front of the cameras is going to be difficult. Hurwitz already plans for this to be an issue and said that each of the 9 or 10 TV episodes will focus on one of the Bluths in particular, making all others effectively guest stars.

And lastly, I don't know what magic dimension the writers' room was in during the original Arrested Development run, but they sure as hell weren't able to return there. Hurwitz and Arnett have tried several times already to re-created a similar type of humor with different shows (probably coming the closest in the animated Sit Down, Shut Up), but each time it fell very flat, wasn't all that funny, and just made me miss Arrested Development that much more. It got to the point where I suspect that Hurwitz wasn't the real genius behind Arrested Development but either somebody else on the writing team (whom they haven't been able to hire again for any of the follow-ups) or just the combination of talent in the writers' room, which again is something they cannot re-create without hiring all the old writers again (nigh an impossibility and definitely not something the studio will pay for).

So all in all I don't have high hopes for the new episodes or the movie, should either of them happen. At best it will be a re-hashing of old jokes and at worst it will ruin the legacy of the funniest show ever produced. (And all the while I hope to god I am wrong and will be pleasantly surprised.)

"We're on the side of the demons, Chief. We're evil men in the gardens of paradise, sent by the forces of death to spread devastation and destruction wherever we go."
-- Colonel Tigh

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oc … new-series

That's the second biggest X I've ever seen.