The anxious fans of Arrested Development might get their wish for a feature-length movie soon. Yes, we've known for a while now that a movie is in the works - but it's had a rocky history, and until it actually starts production, fans have remained skeptical. However, a recent revelation from Mitch Hurwitz indicated the movie is indeed on its way.
Now, a source of ours who recently spent time with one of the show's stars says she knows the plot. While we remain as skeptical as everyone else, the pieces are starting to come together - and they make a lot of sense.
In addition to the early plot details, we have been told this storyline will be announced within the next few weeks. So, whether this turns out to be true or not should be decided within the month. It's an exciting time to be an Arrested Development fan, and if you enjoyed the TV finale, this movie seems to be a direct continuation of the final episode.
Reminder: The following is unofficial and should be taken as RUMOR. Check out the (very meta) alleged plot for the Arrested Development movie:
Ron Howard is making a movie about the Bluths using an A-List cast. But Dr. Tobias plays himself because nobody wants to play him in the movie. The Bluths decide to make their own movie in contention with Ron Howard's.
It sounds simple enough and extends the finale to a larger scale. Moreover, it provides an opportunity for celebrity cameos that might give the movie even more entertainment value for those who may not be as familiar with the show.
And if that is in fact the plot of the film, our very own Ben Moore will have all but predicted it in his analysis of Mitch Hurwitz's recent comments. In the article, he mentioned that he would like to see Maeby create a self-referential movie about the family.
As we've said, this is unofficial word from a source who claims one of the show's stars explained the plot. If the official announcement is only a few weeks away, we will finally be able to put this to bed and follow production of the film - instead of speculating about it endlessly. Either way, this has become one of the most anticipated TV-to-movie developments in recent memory.
What do you think of this potential plot for the Arrested Development movie? Would you like to see this or do you have another idea of how it should go down?