While Arrested Development is surely still the loudest, most-insistent prematurely-cancelled TV show to ever fuck with us about there being a movie in the works, it looks like we have another contender vying to never-be-made first!
Party Down--the amazing, quickly-beloved Starz sitcom that ran for but a brief twenty slimly-watched episodes before getting the axe--has been naively rumored for a film adaptation since days after it was cancelled this time last year. But now producer Rob Thomas has given our foolish dreams a boost, claiming they could be shooting as early as next spring. Speaking to a crowd at Alamo Drafthouse, Thomas said:
"People are talking to us about doing a Party Down movie, and we are pretty far down the dealmaking process with that, so we're hopeful that there will be a Party Down movie. Ideally, if it works out, we could be shooting in television hiatus time next spring. So, hopefully that deal will close, and we'll all tweet about it when it does."
Well, that sure sounds like a tweet that will never come. But since I'm already standing out here in the rain, expectantly, stupidly waiting for Jason Bateman to show up in his stairs and finally drive me to TV-to-movie prom, I suppose it can't hurt to have an alternate ride.
For the understandably skeptical, here's video of Thomas's probably-hollow promise: