Not to get you thinking an Arrested Development movie is even a possibility for this Earth, but Ron Howard's dubious claim he'd "be really surprised if we didn't have an 'Arrested Development' movie sooner rather than later" may hold some water after all. Digital Spy got Mitchell Hurwitz to talk about his fabled adaptation, and the series creator revealed he's trying to get the whole thing shot and in theaters this year. Assuming he can somehow get the cast's schedules to work out and all, of course:
"We've started that process and it is our sincere hope to shoot it this year and get it out this year," Hurwitz said. "That's what we're hoping, but a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen."
Asked about the storyline for the Arrested movie, Hurwitz added: "I want to keep whatever it is we end up with as a surprise, which kind of betrays the fact that we might not have the whole thing worked out!
"But I don't like to toy with the affections of our fans. They've been so supportive and we're so grateful, so I kind of hate to answer the question until I can say, 'Yep, we've shot it, it opens next week'. Otherwise it feels like we're toying with people and we do not mean to do that. It has just taken a while to get it going."
Can we get a deal that if it's not done by 2012, we can at least get the script released as a Ron Howard-narrated audio book?