[Movies] Mitch Hurwitch Is Writing The Arrested Development Movie Now
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.27.2013
Good news for fans..
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitch revealed that he is currently in the process of writing the feature film version of the show. Here are highlights:
On the status of the movie: "I'm working on the movie right now. I can't get into much more detail because I don't want to scare anybody off. I don't want to be presumptuous about it. I don't own the property outright – it's a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie."
On when the movie will be released: "I'm hoping it happens as soon as possible. But I want to be very careful about not putting out false information. I want to get a time and tell everybody when it's happening and not play with people. Right now, I'm trying to do something else for Netflix and a movie project and things. I'm always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It's the best way to guarantee it doesn't happen."
On the mixed reaction to the new season: "When we originally did the show there was a website called Television Without Pity. I would oftentimes go there and see reactions to the previous night's show. It was really interesting. They'd write things like, 'Now they're doing black puppets! They've ruined the show!' It doesn't matter what people like now. The first Monday after we aired on Sunday, they hated it. And then six months later, people would say, 'Why don't they do good shows like they did with [the black puppet] Franklin?' Realistically, if you're going to really try to do something different and confound expectations, you're going to lose some people and gain some people."