Arrested Development Movie Delayed… Again

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The push for an Arrested Development movie is beginning to feel a bit like one of Gob Bluth’s magic tricks -I’m sorry, “illusions.” It starts off promising, dazzles fans of the series for a brief moment…and then the bottom falls out.

A few months back, the Arrested Development movie appeared to be gaining momentum: Mitchell Hurtwitz, the show’s creator, was reportedly busy working on the script and Will Arnett went on-record claiming the movie would be made this year.

Now we’re hearing reports that the project has been pushed back…yet again.

Speaking with MTV, Jason Bateman, who played Michael Bluth in the TV series, restated the tentative schedule for the film: “Nothing new. We’re hoping for the end of the year.”

However, the actor went on to clarify one factor in the delay: Hurtwitz has a new sitcom in the works…starring Will Arnett.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the still untitled Hurtwitz project has “Arnett as a rich Beverly Hills jackass who falls in love with a charitable tree-hugging woman who can’t stand his lifestyle or values.”

“[The new] show with Arnett has pushed [Arrested] another few months,” Bateman said.

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If we received a banana for every time we’ve heard that the Arrested Development movie was going to be pushed back another few months, we’d have enough bananas to open our own Frozen Banana stand by now (get it?).

Bateman was still optimistic that the cast and creators will get the Arrested Development movie into theaters in the near future – “It’s still coming.”

Are you as optimistic as Bateman? Or is your interest beginning to wane?

Source: MTV, Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Truthfully, I'm losing interest. As much as I would like to see the Bluths in movie form. It will only be a short fix as I'll only be left wanting more. Besides I can watch them on DVD all I want.

  2. Well it's only delayed in the sense that everybody in the cast kept talking about how they were hoping it would shoot in 2010. There was no actual schedule.

  3. I'm just as optimistic as Bateman is, the cast is great, the writing is great, and it's truly great. Nothing can stop this movie from being made,time is all that stands in the way, but the loyal Arrested development fans will not lose interest.

  4. A new Will Arnett sitcom is fine, too.

  5. Yeah I won’t lose interest. I’ll do anything to see this movie happen, even if it means me taking a chubby I’ll suck it up…

  6. By not going through with this movie quicker, they're making a huge mistake.

  7. Delayed again?? … COME ON!

  8. A new Will Arnett sitcom is fine, too.

  9. By not going through with this movie quicker, they're making a huge mistake.

  10. Delayed again?? … COME ON!

  11. Strange how “Arrested Development” seems to be in a constant state of…arrested development…