Saturday, December 19, 2009

Missing Movie

"Charlie Brown...."

Oh Michael...I love when you're saying things like these about the movie :

Oh "Arrested Development" movie. You wicked temptress. One minute, you're happening. Then you're not. Then you're maybe happening, but somewhere far down the road. Then that ship has maybe sailed, but then it pulls into port again. So how about now? Are we there yet? Soon enough, says star Michael Cera...

"I'm pretty sure it'll happen, I just don't know when," the actor told MTV at a press junket for "Youth in Revolt," which hits theaters on January 8. "I think sometime next year, hopefully, we'll be shooting," he said, adding quickly once again, "I hope." Encouraging words, despite the qualifiers.

You can't really blame the guy for being cautious. I would guess that he hears the words "Arrested Development" in nearly every interview he sits down for. An accidentally chosen phrase could be blown totally out of proportion. A phrase like "I think sometime next year," in fact. "But he promised!!!" we fans will say.

Looking at the legion of fans who are still clamoring for more of the Bluth clan's antics, it's easy to see how "Arrested Development"'s cancellation accounts for one of the big fumbles in TV history. It's good to hear Cera staying so positive about the possibility of this movie finally pushing forward in the coming year.

Are you willing to accept Cera's words at face value, and continue believing that an "Arrested Development" movie will happen in the next year or two? Have you abandoned all hope?

Source : MTV Blog
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

The arrested development of "Arrested Development"

Let's recap the Arrested Development Movie production :

Source : BlackBookMag

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hurwitz Complex

"I don't want no part of you tied ass country club, y'a freak bitch !"

That's all about waiting and waiting for some news but nothing wants to that's why I kept for few weeks this interview of Mitchell Hurwitz during the Austin Film Festival.
Here we go !

“A Conversation with Mitchell Hurwitz” Saturday in the Stephen F. Austin Hotel Ballroom really was a conversation. Moderator Paul Feig shifted quickly from interviewing the winner of the 2009 Austin Film Festival’s Outstanding Television Writer award to just shooting the breeze with him.

Feig, the creator of “Freaks and Geeks,” has become a sought-after director — kind of to TV what Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brings to other bands as a drummer for hire. He’s directed episodes of “Mad Men,” “The Office” and “30 Rock” in addition to ” “Arrested Development.”

Hurwitz, best known for the shaky, hand-held camera antics of the Bluth family, began his television career on a program called “Nurses.”

Here are some highlights of their conversation:

On writing: Hurwitz said that he often likes to begin writing with constructs, such as ego, superego and id. When he was starting out and writing spec scripts, he said, he would ask himself questions, such as “Okay, how many people are on Cheers? How do they connect with each other?” Such devices, he says, become invisible to the audience but can help spark the creative process. In “Arrested Development,” he originally began basing his characters on the construct “matriarch, patriarch, craftsman and clown.” Originally envisioned as the series’ four main characters, Lindsay, Michael, Buster and Gob filled those roles.

“As a creative person,” Hurwitz said, “the hardest thing is a first draft. It destroys your image that you can write. It doesn’t come out of the pen correctly. Then we go the stage and the first run-through, and I’m devastated. Then to post-production, where I think, ‘I’m a fraud. It doesn’t work.’ Hard work is so much more a part of this than talent is. The harder you work the more chance you have of being talented. If you struggle with it, that’s okay. That’s part of it.”

“The only people who love to write are bad writers,” Feig added.

Hurwitz said the old aphorism, “Write what you know,” is a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. “Even if you write science fiction,” he said, “you’re going to be writing what you know.”

On inspiration: Hurwitz says his favorite quote is this gem, from philosopher Isaiah Berlin: “Life is choice, and choice is loss.” Each time you make a choice, you let go of all of the other possibilities available. But, ” If you do make a choice and commit,” Hurwitz said, “you will find your creative direction.”

On Ron Howard: The impetus behing “Arrested Development” was highly praised by Hurwitz, who said, “He made a schizo mathematician into a big, wide-release movie. He’s kind of amazing that way.” It was Howard who approached Hurwitz about creating a cinema verite, documentary-style show. They dialed the documentary idea back after learning about the original, British version of “The Office,” which had begun airing as they created “Arrested.” Howard encouraged Hurwitz to take risks which Hurwitz, coming from a background of conventional (but good) sitcoms such as “The Golden Girls” was happy to do.

On the executives: “There are no longer executives that come from Broadway or from entertainment backgrounds,” Hurwitz said. “They all come from accounting,” Feig added. Both said that was okay, there was definitely a need and a place for that.

On “Arrested Development”: “We knew we weren’t going to be a financial success; we knew we weren’t going to be a ratings success,” Hurwitz said. So they just made the best show they could make.

On the show’s ground-breaking camera style: As a director, Feig claims the method allows for a funnier product. It enables him to ask actors such as Steve Carrell of “The Office” to change things up and approach scenes several different ways, which is difficult and costly to do with conventional camera set-ups. “Multiple hand-held cameras make it possible to catch improvised takes from many angles,” Feig said. ” ‘Arrested’ got people used to the handheld camera quick cuts; I think it’s the best way to shoot TV. You can run, you can fly. It’s great for actors — you can go again and go again.” Intricate camera set-ups have their place, he said, but “there are not many comedies about camera set-ups and shots.”

On the “Arrested Development” movie: “I’m tempted to change the style for the film, but Ron Howard wants it to stay the same,” Hurwitz claimed. “It will have just a little more polish.”

Source : Austin 360
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


"Maeby a movie ?!"

This Is It !
Now we have the official declaration of Mitchell Hurwitz about the movie, he's directing it.
Right now the AD Movie is officially launched, so I'm going to the hospital bar to celebrate it...

At this point the Arrested Development bit has been utterly destroyed from the sheer volume of people constantly chomping at it, hoping they'll sink their teeth into some fresh meat and sate their hunger for news. Well today, my friends, you'll get a nice hard confirmation of some directorial rumors and a sneak peek about what you might see in the film , straight from series writer Mitch Hurwitz.

The Austin Film Festival recently took place and thanks to the gents over at Austin 360 they've provided in-depth detail about the “Art of Storytelling” panel at which Hurwitz and series executive producer and narrator Ron Howard spoke.

Confirming everyone's suspicions, Hurwitz dropped the bomb that he is in fact hammering out a script for the film right now, and when the time comes he'll be the one in the director's chair. PHEW! Arrested Development faithful such as myself have been a little bit worried that the project would go to someone else with not as much stake in the franchise, but thankfully it will be in good hands and the intertubes can breathe a sigh of relief.

He went on to tell us to expect a heavy jail presence in the film, and that he will include a reference to TARP money as a bit of a jab of the film industry for taking so long to make films that are socially relevant. Who will be in prison, we don't know, but expect it not to be George Sr.

It's an incredibly small bit of news, but knowing that Hurwitz knows where he's going instills quite a lot of hope. We'll be keeping a sharp eye open for anything else to come out of the A.D. camp in the coming months.

Source :

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jason Bateman is "The best man for the job" !

"Michael !"

The Austin Film Festival is coming very soon, I can't wait for the Mitchell Hurwitz's declaration...
So we just have to be patient !

I found on youtube a video of Jason Bateman where he explains how he gets his part in Arrested Development, it's very interesting so take a few minutes to watch it...
(Click on the picture)

I don't care for GOB...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Go buy-us a Movie !

"I'm doing the time of my life !"

Well, well, well...This is it ! Mitchell Hurwitz and Jim Vallely are working on the Arrested Development script !
Isn't that great ?! The information was revealed by the THR website :

"Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz and his co-executive producer James Vallely are working on a screenplay for the long-debated feature version of their short-lived Fox series. Even as they prep a new Fox comedy series with "Arrested" star Will Arnett, the writers are spinning more bizarre encounters for the eccentric, spoiled Bluth clan for possible feature production in the spring.

Imagine, which produced the TV show, and Fox Searchlight are producing the film.

Hurwitz had said that he wouldn't start writing a film unless all the main actors, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi and Jeffrey Tambor, were committed. Earlier in the year, speculation circulated about which wanted to return as the show's hyper-invested fans pushed from the sidelines and the actors themselves spurred excitement.

Hey T-Bone !

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Not Without My Blog

"It ain't easy being white"

There's a long time since I've wrote an article on the blog, I was very busy this month but everyday day I'm looking for some real news.

So what can we say about the Arrested Development Movie right now ? Not more than the last month but our great Jason Bateman continues to talk about it.

The 24th September he was saying :

It’s still being written and my guess is that is will be shot some time next year. I have a feeling that Mitch [Hurwitz] is halfway done writing it. We’ll probably shoot it middle of next year and then for however long things take to get cut and marketed, so maybe the first part of 2011 I would imagine. That’s just a guess.

Source : We Are Movie Geeks

Another news, but not about Arrested, Ron Howard have a new comedy TV project !

Now, Ron Howard is back with a new idea for another comedy series at Fox -- a workplace comedy set at an Internal Revenue Service district office.

Fox has committed to a pilot, grabbing the project pre-emptively before it could be pitched to other networks.

It will be written by Brent Forrester, writer-director on another workplace comedy, NBC's "The Office." Forrester and Howard are executive producing with Howard's partners at Imagine TV, Brian Grazer and David Nevins.

"It's an idea Ron had toyed with for many years as a feature," Nevins said. "Eventually, Brian and I convinced him it would be better as a TV show."

The three met with several writers until hitting it off with Forrester.

"The one thing that unites all Americans is their suspicion and hatred for the IRS," Forrester said. "That makes the characters on the show underdogs, because outside the office everyone is suspicious of them."

The IRS agent at the center "is trying hard to believe that his job is good and noble and provides a very important, vital service," Forrester said. "It's a classic workplace show; the model for it is 'Taxi,'" Forrester said.

"In essence, it's a group of eclectic characters who have come to the job from different paths and who represent different points of view and different voices."

There will be procedural elements to the show, too.

"'L.A. Law' had lawsuits, and 'CSI' has murders; this show has audits, tax collection and special ops, with the FBI against organized crime and drug dealers," Forrester said.

Source : Reuters

Friday, September 4, 2009

Arrested Development : The Small Effort !

"Atkins !"

Now we know that the Arrested Development will come out for sure, Jason Bateman gaves us some informations about the movie like he's always did in IGN :

Jason Bateman has revealed that the proposed Arrested Development film will be a "small effort".

The 40-year-old actor, who played Michael Bluth on the cancelled Fox series, recently admitted that plans for the movie were still in the early stages.

He has now said that the project will be made on a small scale, while a script is more than "halfway" finished.

Bateman told IGN: "We hope that there is enough people out there who would want to see it that [Fox] Searchlight could get its money back from financing it."

He added: "[Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz] is halfway through writing the script now, and once he's done and if he's happy with it, we'll start to schedule it and then shoot it. And then be done."

"It will be a small film. It will be simple. We'll shoot it in probably six weeks. It will get a little release. It is not being done at big Fox, it is being done at Fox Searchlight. It's going to be a small effort."

It was reported earlier that Michael Cera will reprise his George-Michael Bluth character for the Arrested Development film.

Can't wait !
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Arrested Development : Surely a movie !

"Now the story of a wealthy family..."

Now ladies in gentleman please welcome a real news about the Arrested Development movie !
It's was hard to imagine the Arrested Development movie project down, it's just impossible. C'mon !
Can you imagine Mitch tell to all the Arrested Development's fan :

"I'm sorry I can't do it you know because..."

Naaah !

Thank god Jason Bateman is always here to bring good news, this time it's on Collider :

Question: What is the state of “Arrested Development”?

Jason Bateman: The script’s being written and when Mitch is done with it we can go to the scheduling part of it which will probably prove to be a bit challenging given the size of the cast.

And they’re all attached?

Jason: He is asked us not to speak about specifics, but that he’s working on it.

It seems like 5 or 6 months there was a lot of momentum. A lot of people talking about the film. And then it seemed like it sort of got a little bit quiet. Everyone’s a little nervous it’s actually happening. Is it, in fact, actually being written right now?

Jason: Yes.

That’s 100%?

Jason: Yeah. Yeah. That’s never changed. I mean people have guessed and “rumored” and all that other stuff in all areas of the media. I’ve always been a little sort of…I’ve always felt bad that I never had more information to give people when they asked me about it, but I guess people kind of got frustrated by that and they just started kind of making up their own sort of “well, we haven’t heard that much” or “news hasn’t changed so it must be going away”. I don’t know. It sort of took a life of its own on and fatigue started to set in I think about the whole story of it. I mean, there’s really no need to write anything about it at all until he’s done writing it. Once he writes it then, just like any movie, then it becomes something a little bit more real and then you try to figure out scheduling and you try to figure out people’s deals. I mean, it’s got the same life that any other project would have. It has just as much a chance of happening as it does of not happening really.

So what do you think of this great news ?

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Arrested Development Movie in a bad way ?

"The C-Word"

I don't really think that the Arrested Development is not gonna happen, I'm very hopefull about it but it's true we have a lack of information, no real news. Just phrases like "It's gonna happen, it's up to Mitch !".
It seems that Mitch Hurwitz it's pretty busy right now, but this project can't be dead. It's the most anticpated movie for 2010 !
So in my own opinion the movie will came out next year, on ZAP2it someone think in a different way :

It's been over a year since buzz about an "Arrested Development" film first began circulating. And when cast members confirmed shortly thereafter that a big screen version of the FOX series was indeed in development, fan excitement was legitimized.

In January, executive producer Mitch Hurwitz even told the press that a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight was more or less in place.

However, when I spoke with Hurwitz one-on-one that month, he also said that the "Arrested" movie was far from actually shooting, since he couldn't come up with a story until he knew exactly which cast members were on board.

Of course, at that time, the lone hold out was the series' break out star Michael Cera (George Michael), so waiting to know whether or not he'd be involved, before starting to write, made sense.

But Cera signed on to do the film in late February.

And it is now August and sources say Hurwitz has not yet begun writing.

"I don't think Mitch is gonna do it," an insider told me. "It seems like he's moving off the idea. So much time has passed."

Of course Hurwitz has been busy with pilot project upon pilot project this year, not to mention FOX's "Sit Down, Shut Up," and his work load doesn't seem to be dwindling, having just announced a new TV venture with "Arrested" alum Will Arnett earlier this week.

So, yeah, don't think this "Arrested" movie thing is happening... though passionate commentary from the diehard "Arrested" fan base could make a difference.

Any thoughts?

So what do you think ? Leave a comment please.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

An "Arrested Development" Trio for a new TV show !

"It's the final countdown !"

One week ago I was talking about a profect of a new TV show created by Mitchell Hurwitz and Will Arnett, this project seems to become real. The contract between Arnett and Fox gives to him all the power to create what he wants.
So it's not a surprise if he works with Mitch Hurwitz and Jim Vallely for this untitled serie.

You cand read the original article here :

The Emmy-winning series' creator/executive producer, Mitch Hurwitz, co-star Will Arnett and co-executive producer Jim Vallely have teamed for another single-camera Fox comedy. It stars Arnett as a rich Beverly Hills jackass who falls in love with a charitable tree-hugging woman who can't stand his lifestyle or values.

The project, which has received a script commitment, is being written by Hurwitz, Arnett and Vallely. The comedy is the first project to come out of the development pact that Arnett inked with Fox in October. Arnett recently lent his voice to "Sit Down, Shut Up," Hurwitz's animated comedy for Fox.

Hurwitz and Vallely won two 2005 Emmys for writing the "Righteous Brothers" episode of "Development."

Arnett earned Emmy nominations for his role as part-time magician Gob Bluth on "Development" and for his recent recurring role on NBC's "30 Rock." The actor, who co-stars in "G-Force," will next be seen in "When in Rome" and "Jonah Hex."

It's a pretty good news !

Source : ABC News
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Arrested Development Documentary - Exclusive Interview !

"Cos' You're my bro, not my brother !"

Since the first trailer appeared on the internet I can't stop thinking about how will look the Arrested Development Documentary.
For me it's an incredible adventure, two fans of the show have decided to shoot a documentary about their favorite TV Show : Arrested Development.
At first they interviewed fans only, but they quickly started to interview actors of the show and some others important persons.
For two fans who've started with practically nothing it's pretty amazing don't you think ?

So few week ago I've decided to ask them if they will agree to be interviewed by me, hey I'm just a fan after all !
And it was a positive response for the interview !
I can't tell you how much I'm glad to present you my first exclusive interview, it's a great moment for me !
If you know nothing about this documentary please watch this trailer before reading the interview :

And here it comes the exclusive interview :

How did you come up with the idea for the documentary?

  • Jeff and I have been huge fans of the show since it aired on Fox the 3rd season and we often quote the show to each other. We would find ourselves re-watching episodes just to find as many new jokes as possible. In September of ‘07, Jeff’s brother invited us to go camping in Yosemite along with 12 other “friends.” Apparently our “friends” don’t really like us because we were the only ones that went. The entire we weekend we quoted Arrested lines and it was decided on that camping trip that we would make this documentary.

How was the first interviews, with whom, etc. . .

  • Our first interview was in October of 2007, a month after we decided to do the doc. It was with an excited and witty AD fan named Jacky. She is a singer and songwriter and goes by the stage name of Tacky Jacky. She was a brave soul to agree to meet at a stranger’s home where two random guys were going to interview here on a canceled tv show. Lucky for her we are two “stand-up” guys and she made it out alive. It was an amazing experience to interview our first fan. It basically set the tone for the rest of the 199 fan interviews.

How many Arrested Development fans have you interviewed?

  • We interviewed 200 fans.

Was it redundant to interview all of those fans?

  • There are definitely running themes in many of the fan interviews, but that really solidifies how much of a strong fan base this show has. We interviewed fans from California to Michigan to Virginia to Nebraska to Wee London (in Canada), and lots of other places in between to make sure that to get a diverse set of fans. Though the fan base is diverse, there are these running themes about the show such as the layers, the ability to re-watch episodes to find new things, the political and social overtones and the writing.

Who was the first Bluth member who agreed to interview?

  • Alia Shawkat, aka Maeby Fünke, was the first Bluth cast member that agreed to interview for the documentary. Her mother attended the interview with her at a local coffee shop in Hollywood. She was a fantastic interview and really set our expectations high for other cast interviews. She started the trend we hope that fans will feel like they are back in the Bluth Model Home with the cast interviews.

What was the worst moment and the best moment of the interviews?

  • Worst moment: No answer.
  • Best moment: Fans can sign up on our mailing list at www.arresteddevelopmentdoc. We have received a number of fans expressing their gratitude for us doing this documentary. It feels good that we are actually touching people, I mean, giving something to those that also sing the praises of a great piece of television history.

Have you decided how you will distribute the documentary? (DVD, Internet, etc...)

  • We have not finalized distribution at this point. We are looking at all possible avenues but want to make the decision that will provide the most exposure for Arrested Development as possible. This is an opportunity to get even more fans that will buy the DVDs, rent them or watch the episodes online. These new fans will spread the word and hopefully help the Arrested Development movie coming out in the future.

Do you have any future projects in the works about Arrested Development or anything else?

  • We have been discussing new projects to start once this one is 100% completed. There are a number of ideas that are not AD related but we still have a possible one up our pants sleeve that would be aimed at all of you “Banana Grabbers.”

Which current TV shows have Arrested Development's influence?

  • I can see a little AD influence in shows like the Office, Parks and Recreation, etc. I have heard many AD fans talk about 30 Rock having a lot of influence but have not been able to get into it.

Now quick questions about you and Arrested Development:

When did you first see AD?

  • Neil: I was hooked after I caught it randomly on Fox Sunday at the beginning of the 3rd and final season.
  • Jeff: I was also hooked on 3rd season, though I do remember random commercials over the years and thinking that it looked pretty damn funny, though to no avail. . .

Your favorite season ?

  • Neil: I think that all of the seasons have a unique flavor and provide the same level of entertainment across the board. But if I had to pick a favorite season, it would be second season. From GOB’s sexual harassment speech in “Afternoon Delight” to “Girls With Low Self Esteem” to Lucille’s forbidden romance with George Sr’s hermano, Oscar, the season is chalk full of hilarious goodness. But so are all of the other seasons so I guess I don’t have a favorite.
  • Jeff: Ditto. And this isn't a cop out, I just totally agree.

Your favorite Bluth Member ?

  • Neil: My favorite character is Lucile. You think that all she cares about is herself but there are those moments when you know that she is in it for the good of the family. She is also quick on her feet.
  • Jeff: This might sound generic, but I'm going to go with George Oscar Bluth. He REALLY makes me laugh. A lot. In fact, even as I am editing the doc, the Gob/Arnett interview still makes me laugh after the 304 times I've watched it.

Your favorite episode ?

  • Neil: Spring Breakout is my favorite episode. It really shows Lucile’s devotion to the family that she would participate in a drinking contest with George Sr’s ex-assistant and kidnapper while still in rehab. I also really enjoy how the Bluth boys collaborate to save their father from his kidnapper, Kitty.
  • Jeff: Afternoon Delight. It's awesome.

To finish this interview let see if you are real fans!

I've used one adjective to describe myself. What is it ?

  • Neil: Professional
  • Jeff: Fuck Mountain-esque

Welcome to Klimpy's! Anywhere you like! Plate or platter ?

  • Neil: I don’t understand the question and will not respond to it.
  • Jeff: I'll have the Ike and Tina tuna.

I hope you've enjoyed the reading as much I've enjoyed writing the questions.
To finish I just want to say a big Thank You to Neil Lieberman and Jeff Smith for this interview and I hope your documentary will have a huge success.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Will Arnett use the G-Force !

"C'mon !"

If you like GOB/Will Arnett, on October 14 you will able to watch a new Walt Disney movie called G-Force where Arnett plays a certain Kip Killian.

Synopsis :

A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.

But more important than this movie, I found on internet an interview of Arnett where he talks about the G-Force movie and his projects.
This interviews confirms what we suspected about his deal with Fox, if you didn't know about the deal you can read this :

Will Arnett is making his way back to FOX thanks to a handsome and somewhat unique development deal.

The former "Arrested Development" star and two-time Emmy nominee has returned to the network and will work on developing a comedy series. That's not all that unusual. The terms of the agreement are, however.

Arnett will have a high degree of creative control over any project, the showbiz trade papers report. He'll have a say in which writers and directors he works with and input on the show's concept. The deal also isn't connected to a particular studio, which will allow Arnett more latitude in choosing his partners.

So what Will Arnett is actually doing ? He's working with Mitch Hurwitz for a new comedy TV show !
That's wath he said on the interview :

Arnett has a slew of other projects in development, none of which involves working with rodents. Two of them reunite him with Mitchell Hurwitz, who created the cult-favorite series "Arrested Development" (2003-2006), on which Arnett starred as George Bluth II, aka "Gob."

"I'm writing a new show for Fox with the creator of 'Arrested Development," the actor said. "We'll also do an 'Arrested Development' movie in the next year or so. Those are the projects that get me up in the morning."

However he also talks a little bit about the Arrested Development movie but there is no big news :

"Arrested Development" fans have never quite accepted the show's cancellation, so they're already eagerly anticipating the movie. The feeling is mutual, Arnett says.

"I'm with the fans in that I'm really looking forward to revisiting these characters," he said. "I will have to beg Mitch for some mercy for George. I'm sure I'll be in some interesting situations in the movie."

So how about some inside dirt? Will the whole original cast be back, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi and Jeffrey Tambor? Anything about the plot?

Arnett shakes his head.

"Honestly, I'm not sure who is on board," he said. "I do know that everyone is prepared to do the movie. But I don't hear things officially. That's out of my pay scale."

You can read the whole interview here :
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

[Sit Down, Shut Up] Back This Fall !

Good news about Sit Down, Shut Up !

According to the Futon Critic website, Sit Down, Shut Up will be back in late night this fall starting on September 12.

FOX is reviving its short-lived animated series "Sit Down, Shut Up" as part of its late night lineup this fall.

Network sources have confirmed new episodes of the series, which lasted just four weeks earlier this year, will air Saturday nights at midnight/11:00c starting September 12.

Leading into the half-hour will be repeats of the departing "Talkshow with Spike Feresten" at 11:00/10:00c. Newcomer "The Wanda Sykes Show" will take over said hour as previously announced on November 7.

FOX still has nine episodes of "Sit Down" yet to air.

Source :
The Futon Critic

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Arrested Development Movie : Not Dead !

At the "Extract" panel for the Comic-Con in San Diego someone asked Jason Bateman about the Arrested Development movie and he confirms that the movie isn't dead and the process will take between 6 to 18 months to see the movie came up in theaters.

Jason Bateman declaration at the Comic-Con :

"It's not dead, there's no reason to think that it's dead; Mitch Hurwitz had a very busy TV pilot season, so now that part of the year is over, it may start moving. Or it may not. I spoke to Ron Howard and Brian Grazer a week ago and they're still very behind it, and they're still pushing the idea on their bosses, who apparently rule the WORLD. It could be as soon as the next six months, or as late as the next 18."

You can read here one of the article we can find on internet who talks about it :

Recently, despite constant promises from the cast, things haven’t looked good for the long lusted after Arrested Development movie. Though they finally got Michael Cera on board earlier this year, nothing really ever seemed to come of it. But today while sitting in on the Comic Con panel for Mike Judge’s new movie Extract, Arrested star Jason Bateman assured fans that it’s not time to give up yet.

Bateman says, “No breaking news, but its not dead. Mitch H. had a very active TV season. Things are clearing up for him so he can write the script." And of course should he ever write the script, he insists they’re all still interested. "The will is there from all of us. Grazer and Howard are behind it."

So come one, we’ve been hearing about this movie forever now and nothing has come of it. Give us a timeline man! He does. “Hopefully as early as the next 6 months as late as 18." Is that 6 months till someone actually starts writing the script or until they actually start shooting the thing? And once they do start making it, what’s it going to be about? Turning a weekly television series into a 90-minute movie is no small feat.

Bateman says they have ideas about where the movie can go. He reveals, "If you look at the last scene of the last episode, with Funke pitching the idea of a show about what happened and Howard says no, maybe a movie, that kind of dovetails what may happen with a movie."

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

"Ctrl" Tony Hale !

"Mother !"

If you miss Tony Hale you have to watch his new Web series called "Ctrl" on where he plays an office nerd named Stuart.

The show is based on a short film named "Ctrl Z" in which Tony Hale also starred.

On the Chicagonow blog we can read an interview where Tony talks about his disire to play Buster again in the movie.

You can read the whole article here :

Tony Hale is ready for the "Arrested Development" movie.

"I want to wear Buster's hand again," he told me during a phone interview on Thursday. "I want to wear the hook again."

Hale was on a call with journalists promoting his new Web series at, "Ctrl," but I had to ask him about the film version of the cult TV series in which he played Buster Bluth, the socially inept and panic-attack prone youngest Bluth brother whose left hand was bitten off by a seal.

"We all want it to happen," he said of the cast members and the show's creator, Mitchell Hurwitz. "It's just a matter of getting everybody's schedule together. Everybody's kind of doing their own thing."

He said coordinating the schedules of so many cast members--Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, Jessica Walter and Justin Lee--is 'kind of a feat."

"But we're definitely all on board and the script is supposedly in the works," he said. "We all want it to happen, so we'll see--hopefully."

Hale does know that he will be returning to "Chuck" next season, saying that filming for the NBC comedy begins Aug. 6. He plays Emmett Milbarge, who took over the Buy More temporarily and caused all kinds of trouble for Chuck, Big Mike, Morgan, Lester and Jeff.

"I don't really know where the storyline is going, but I know I'm doing the first episode," Hale said. "I don't know what's going to happen to Emmett. He's obviously caused some drama in the Buy More, so we'll see what happens to him."

Looking forward to it.

So take a look to "Ctrl", I really like it.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jason Bateman in DETAILS

It's really really great, Jason Bateman gives an interview in the new DETAILS and for the occasion he talks a little bit about the Arrested Development's Movie !

There is no big news but it still good to hear about the movie, so you can read what Jason says and you can watch the video where he also talks about it.

At age 40, Jason Bateman has finally hit his stride, starring in a slew of upcoming films— including The Baster, opposite Jennifer Aniston

"I think someone's gonna blow someone away in here," Bateman whispers. "Do we have to stay?"

We decamp to the Mexican restaurant around the corner, and Bateman, clad in a hoodie, T-shirt, jeans, and slip-ons, finally looks at ease. When my queso fundido arrives bubbling in a festive ceramic bowl perched above a tea light, he deadpans, "I'm sorry, are we celebrating something?"

"You know, it's funny," says the bartender, sliding Bateman a Diet Coke, "Ice the bounty hunter was in here just last week."

"The guy with the mullet," says Bateman with a signature eyebrow raise.

"No, Ice the bounty hunter? The guy Gob hires to follow you to Mexico in Season 2?"

"Oh, Ice the bounty hunter. I need to watch those fuckin' episodes again." This is at least the eighth time today a stranger has accosted the boyish-looking 40-year-old actor about Arrested Development usually to ask whether rumors of a movie spin-off are true. Had such attention been paid during the series' run on Fox, the show would not have ended as ignominiously as it did, in 2006. But however dramatically the comedy reversed Bateman's fortunes, his recall for its absurd arcana lags behind that of the typical fan.

"We're gonna make the movie," Bateman offers. "Mitch Hurwitz is just starting to write it. It'll be out in a year and a half."

Pretty exciting isn't it ?

And to conclude you can watch the video :

Here the DETAILS website.

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Mitch Hurwitz @ Austin Film Festival

"Here he comes, here he comes John Wayne..."

Mitch Hurwitz will receive the Outstanding Television Writer Award at 2009 Austin Film Festival.

I let you read what the Festival Organisation says on their website :

“Arrested Development” Creator Heads Up Stellar List of Television Show Creators at 16th Annual Screenwriters Conference"

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) proudly announces that “Arrested Development” creator Mitchell Hurwitz will accept the 2009 Outstanding Television Writer Award during the Festival’s annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 24th. In addition to claiming the honor, Hurwitz will speak on panels during the Festival’s 16th Annual Screenwriters Conference, October 22-25, 2009.

Hurwitz is a television writer and producer, best known as the creator of the television sitcom, “Arrested Development,” which earned numerous Emmy Awards. Prior to that he created “Everything’s Relative,” where he worked with Jeffrey Tambor and also co-created “The Ellen Show.” Currently Hurwitz is partnered with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum running a television production company called Tantamount Studios – where he’s writing a project for Will Arnett, and another for Jason Biggs. He also neither denies, nor confirms, the reality of an Arrested Development feature.

The Festival annually recognizes outstanding filmmakers and screenwriters for their accomplished bodies of work and contributions towards furthering the art and craft of filmmaking. Previous recipients of the Outstanding Television Writer Award include Greg Daniels (“The Office”), David Milch (“Deadwood”), Garry Shandling (“The Larry Sanders Show”), David Chase (“The Sopranos”), Tom Fontana (“Oz”), Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), and Mike Judge (“King of the Hill”), among others.

Hurwitz will be joining a powerful group of television show creators confirmed to speak at the 2009 Conference that includes Matthew Weiner (“Mad Men”), Doug Ellin (“Entourage”), Damon Lindelof (co-creator “Lost”), Michael Green (“Kings”), Paul Feig (“Freaks and Geeks”), and Mike White (“Pasadena”). Anyone else see a Brilliant but Cancelled panel in the works?

What a good news ! I may be speak about the forthcoming movie ? I hope so !

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Loose seal. Watch out for loose seal !

Buster : I don't care about Lucille. She lies !

Thanks to missdubois on the IMDB board, she found a strange article on the Metro newspaper about a Sea Lion who gone crazy in Orange County. It is GOB fault ?

So I let you read the whole article, it's pretty incredible :

A fugitive sea lion nearly gave police officers the slip after taking control of their speedboat.

The resourceful animal, nicknamed Snoopy, saw the net closing in and dec­ided to hijack the patrol boat, managing to steer it, move the throttle and even sound the siren.

But he didn't get far. Alerted by the rather amateurish getaway effort, officers moved in and gave him a few squirts with a garden hose to encourage him back to his ocean home.

The Orange County sheriffs had orig­inally hauled Snoopy on board after rep­orts he had frightened a young boy by biting his trouser leg in Newport Harbour, California.

But, while they made ready to depart, the crafty sea lion set off for the captain's chair, said Deputy Jim Slikker.

'He took exception to the law enforcement officers sent to tackle him,' said watch commander Sgt Fritz Von Rettberg.

'He managed to steer the boat and even started the throttle but we reached him before he got the lights on.'

Snoopy has kept his head down since last month's incident but forensic clues taken from the scene would help track him down, added Sgt Von Rettberg.

I don't know if it's a fake or not, but it can be an disguise promotion for the future Arrested Development movie. It's just a theory but this story is really weird don't you think ?

Link for the article here.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mitch Hurwitz on NPR - Christmas 2008

We doesn't hear enough Mitch Hurwitz, that's why I've decided to bring to you a radio interview who date from last christmas. Mitch talks a lot about the movie and it could be interesting for those who've never heard this interview :

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Informant ! - Trailer [Tony Hale]

"UN-BELIEV-ABLE" Tony Hale plays in the new Steven Soderbergh movie named The Informant !
You can also find Matt Damon and Scott Bakula, here we go for the movie plot :

The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.

And if you want, you can watch the trailer here :

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Arrested Development - OST

Enjoy the soundtracks !

01 - Opening Theme
02 - Valentine's Day
03 - I Get Up
04 - No Batter
05 - A Magica Do Mar
06 - Big Yellow Joint
07 - The Do-Gooder
08 - Free At Last
09 - Stupid Chair
10 - Oscar & Lucille
11 - Plenty of Fun
12 - Buster & Lucille
13 - Lovely Day - Clare Muldaur
14 - Tobias
15 - Ladies
16 - Burn It, Aunt Mommy
17 - Get Along, Little Sheep
18 - Attic or Main House
19 - Scrimped & Saved
20 - Honey to the Bear
21 - The Setup
22 - Here With Me - Gabriel Mann
23 - Kiss, Later That Day
24 - Wild, Wild Ride
25 - Fade To Nothing - Gabriel Mann
26 - I'm in Love
27 - All You Need Is Smile - Jefrrey Tambor
28 - Hot Cops
29 - Untitled 1
30 - Untitled 2
31 - Untitled 3
32 - Motherboy
33 - Stickin Around
34 - Untitled 4
35 - Untitled 5
36 - For British Eyes Only
37 - Mr F
38 - Balls in the Air
39 - Yellow Boat
40 - Oh My
41 - New Daddy in Town
42 - Exit Strategy
43 - The Final Countdown - Europe
44 - Everybody Got Their Someting - Nikki Costa
45 - Bad Girls - Donna Summer
46 - Takin Care of Business - BTO
47 - Solid (As a Rock) - Ashford Simpson
48 - Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal
49 - The Final Countdown (Instrumental)
50 - My Mother the Car
51 - End Credits
52 - The Hurwitz Co
Bonus : Afternoon Delight - Will Farrell

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Couples Retreat - Trailer [Jason Baterman]

It's not the Arrested Development trailer :p but Jason Bateman plays in a new movie called "Couples Retreat". Jason plays the Kristen Bell's husband.

Plot : A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

The trailer is now available. Enjoy !

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