As a professional blogger, it’s hard to explain to normal people why reporting on Arrested Development news is so tiresome. It’s not because I didn’t like the show — it’d be easy to hate on the fanatical fan base if it were a bad show, but it’s great — it’s just that these rumors have been going around for the better part of three years now, and at this point, I’d just as soon wait till the movie’s in the can to start talking about it. But hey, sometimes we all do things we don’t want to for the money, otherwise truckers couldn’t lick whipped cream off your sister. To the block quote!
Speaking at the press junket for When in Rome, Will Arnett confirmed that an Arrested Development feature film should go into production sometime this year.
“I’m so glad you asked that,” joked Arnett, who has been questioned about the series’ fate since it went off the air in 2006. “It’s very refreshing. We are working on the movie right now, yeah… We don’t have a completed script yet, but it’s forthcoming and we’re going to make the movie this year.”
When asked if he thought the cameras would actually roll before year’s end, Arnett seemed resolute. “That’s the plan,” said the actor in earnest, before deadpanning, “We’re hoping once Jason Bateman gets out of rehab. I think that we’re going to start shooting.” [ComingSoon]
So there you have it! Sandwiched between sarcasm and fantasy was the earnest pronouncement that an actor not involved in the writing or production says it’s going to shoot this year! PLEASE HOLD THE FOOTBALL SO THAT I MIGHT KICK THE F*CK OUT OF IT!