Will the Bluth family finally make it to the big screen? That’s a question that’s been the topic of discussion for Arrested Development fans for a while now. Jason Bateman has stated before that the wheels are in motion, and now we might actually have a tentative release date.
The Times Online has posted an interview with Jason Bateman, where they talk about Hancock, among other things, and at the very end of the article this little nugget of information appears.
A big-screen version of Arrested Development is planned for next year. “When it was on TV, if you missed one word the whole third act could be blown for you. And TV is a different experience. You come home and you’ve got to finish a call so you miss the first ten minutes or you get snacky and you go to the fridge and you miss another two minutes, so it’s a different experience to film.”
Arrested Development: The Movie in 2009 – Yes please! As for now though, you should file this under “just talk”. The full interview, which is a mini-retrospective on Bateman’s career, is definitely worth a read. Check it out here.