We talked a little bit on this week’s podcast about the possibility of an Arrested Development feature film, which has been rumoured to be in the works for a while now. It’s one of those on again/off again stories, with both Jason Bateman and Jeffrey Tambor claiming to have had meetings with series creator Mitch Hurwitz about a movie, and personally I just think it makes a lot of sense. However, Michael Cera seems to have a different opinion on the matter.
He recently spoke to the National Post about coming back to Toronto to screen his new movie Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and he told them that he hadn’t heard anything about an Arrested Development movie.
“I don’t think I would want to see a movie of the series if I was a fan, anyway… and I don’t really see a need for it if you can get the three seasons on DVD.”
Obviously he doesn’t know many Arrested Development fans if he’s saying stuff like that, but maybe it’s just his subtle way of telling people to forget about it. It’s entirely possible that Cera simply wasn’t included in any of the early discussions, or that he wasn’t even going to appear in the movie. However, this suddenly makes the whole thing seem a lot less likely. The longer they wait, the more the cast will move on to bigger and better things, and the more their salaries will increase. If it doesn’t happen soon, I don’t think it will happen at all.