Jason Bateman said it’s going to happen, the show’s creator Mitch Hurwitz said it’s going to happen, co-star Will Arnett said it’s going to happen, I thought the only one reluctant was Michael Cera but David Cross turns out to be a downer too, he told TVSquad that ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT the movie will not hit your local theaters…
“It’s not going to happen.”
“It’s not official, but I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Way too much time it’s been (since the show ended). I mean, there’s so many people involved. Everyone’s doing their own thing, you know. And everybody’s aged. It’s just not going to happen. I’m sure I speak for everybody when I say we’d love for it to happen, we’d love to work on it, but just I don’t think… not going to happen.”
“It would just feel, I don’t know, it’s hard to describe. But it’s ah, it would feel strange and foreign to see these characters on a movie theater screen, I think.”
I hate to admit this, but he has a point.
I remember laughing hysterically watching those old Mr. Bean episodes, Rowan Atkinson was a genius.. but then Mr. BEAN The movie showed up and it felt dry.
After all these years, bringing the Bluth family to the big screen might not carry the same effect anymore, we might not find now grown up Michael Cera as funny as he used to be when he was just an awkward teen. Same thing goes for all the other actors and the characters they play.. what if they recycled the same jokes?
Ya, I’m beginning to sound like a downer too but I guess as much I’ve been anticipating ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT The movie, being a huge fan of the series, I too need to be realistic about it.
All we can do is lift our glasses and drink to the good old days… Cheers!