Ron Howard confirms ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT film is 'closer than ever' to happening!!!
Published at: Nov. 21, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST by Capone
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.
I spoke to Ron Howard recently as part of the big FROST/NIXON push, and I'll have the full interview for you you shortly. But when I saw the item that Hercules posted about "Arrested Development" mastermind Mitch Hurwitz signing on to write and direct the feature film version of the fan favorite, I felt like I should run this little snippet of my conversation with Howard just to add fuel to the "AD" fire, before the news is dated.
Capone: A lot of your "Arrested Development" actors have had quite a bit to say about the possibility of a big screen version happening. What's the update?
Ron Howard: Yeah, we're closer than ever. Mitch is really focused on it, the cast seems really interested, the studio [Fox Searchlight] seems to be on board, and God know they've got a narrator who's just chomping at the bit. [laughs] So we don't have a script yet, but we all want it and we want it to be good. We're pushing in that direction and all really pushing together for the first time in ages. So, I think we've got a very good chance of it happening.
For what it's worth, folks. Is there anyone more trustworthy than Ron Howard? If he says it's happening, it's happening.