Fellow Arrested Development fans, it seems that the rollercoaster that is the potential big screen adaptation of this incredible television series has taken yet another turn for the worse. Toward the end of 2009, Collider reported that creator, Mitch Hurwitz would be directing the film and also revealed a couple of potential storylines. Everything seemed like a go for a Bluth Family reunion.
Not so fast. In a recent interview on TVSquad.com in promotion of his upcoming stand-up special David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer, David Cross claimed that, despite all of the speculation, an AD feature film is probably not going to happen. For more on why we might never get to see Cross in his never-nude, cutoff, denim shorts on the big screen and to read the interview in its entirety, hit the jump:
Basically, to sum up Cross’ thoughts on the film, too much time has passed. As much as they all would love to be a part of an AD reunion, most of the cast have since watched their careers take off significantly and have moved on to other projects.
“I think what I will tell you, 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.”
Cross seems to think that it would just be too hard to get everyone on the same page at this point. But as we all know, money in this industry can convince a lot of people to change their minds. I still think, despite Cross’ comments, that an Arrested Development feature film will happen and to our enjoyment, he’ll be sporting some serious Blue Man Group body paint once again.