While news of a film resurrection of a widely-popular TV series has been scant as of late, one big news bit just came out of Austin, TX this weekend. Austin Film Blog reported, from an Austin event that featured Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz and producer Ron Howard, that Hurwitz would be directing the Arrested Development film from his own script. Here's what the blog had to say about the event.
Hurwitz received a large ovation when he confirmed that, yes, there is going to be an Arrested Development movie and he will be directing. While he has been very tight lipped about what will be in the movie, Hurwitz relented to Nasatir, and said, that there would be a heavy jail presence and then made jokes about the inclusion of TARP money, a nod to the inability of a film to be as timely as television due to lag times in production and release.