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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tambor, Bateman both seem pretty sure about an “Arrested Development” movie

If this turns out to be true, then yes, Pop-Pop gets a treat.

Jeffrey Tambor, who played George "Pop-Pop" Bluth on the woefully underwatched and probably over-blogged-about "Arrested Development," gave some happy news to EW.com over the weekend regarding a possible movie version of the lamentably defunct sitcom.

“After months of speculation, I think we have finally figured out for sure that we are indeed doing an Arrested Development movie," Tambor said Sunday, while at the premiere of his new movie, "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army." "I am very excited about that. I love that cast and crew and I felt like we had more to say."

This follows similar confirmation-y sounding rhetoric from the show's star, Jason Bateman, who, while chatting up his new movie, "Hancock," dropped this in regards to show creator Mitch Hurwitz: "He's got a really, really good idea for the movie version that would not be just simply the equivalent of four episodes back to back to back. It's actually something that would be specific to the medium of film."

Channel Surfing bloggers (well, the two cool Channel Surfing bloggers, anyway) have been damn-near obsessed with these movie rumors ever since they surfaced — hell, ever since the show's series finale, when narrator Ron Howard made his first on-screen appearance during a scene with script-pitching Maeby and opined, "Maybe a movie?"

It's possible that the sudden popularity of now-movie-stars Bateman and Michael Cera, who played Bateman's timid man-child son George Michael, could be pushing this project closer to reality. If so, you can thank me later for sitting through "Juno" twice.

Thoughts, AD fans?

Adam Reinhard, areinhard@greenbaypressgazette.com

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3 Comments:

Honest to blog? An official "AD" movie confirmation?

Well, if all the principal players are involved -- and it seems they are, from actors to writing staff -- it has to be a success. The Sword of Destiny says so.

-- Tom

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At July 1, 2008 at 5:42 PM  

Thank God. I, too, thought AD had more to say and three spectacular seasons just wasn't enough.

Although I do wonder where they'll go from here, since the finale really put quite the spin on the series. Think they'll stick to the shows brilliant plotlines of seasons past or take up right where they left off?

I mean, once you hit on your adopted sister, or your adopted sister hits on you ... there's really no going back.

-- Sara

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At July 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM  

Bonus points for bringing up the Sword of Destiny. You are now my second favorite blog.

"You're losing blood aren't you?"
"Probably. My socks are wet."

By Blogger Ms. Quarter, At July 2, 2008 at 4:04 PM  

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