Before the question was even asked, Jeffrey Tambor had the answer ready, on command after years of inquiry.
Yes, the “Arrested Development” movie is going to be made.
“I think what’s coming down is, certainly, the negotiation over my trailer is what I think is stopping people,” he laughed.
“No, it’s all going straight, everyone’s on board, I know they’re writing, and maybe next time this year we’ll be having this conversation.”
That means the Bluth family, the motley crew of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, David Cross and Tony Hale will return for the first time since their wildly-maligned cancellation by FOX following the 2006 TV season. A cult classic whose fan base wasn’t understood or appreciated by FOX at the time, it’s gone on to massive DVD sales and has inspired a consistent internet campaign for a big screen revival.
Odd, I thought Jason Bateman essentially confirmed this when he said the script was halfway finished.