If you’re a fan of the show, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the rumors by now that Arrested Development is making its way to the big screen in 2009. That restores my faith in the goodness of humanity, which suffered a severe blow when the show, the funniest on TV, was canceled a few years back.
Will it translate well to the big screen? Arrested Development was perfectly suited to the half-hour sitcom format. So much plot and hilarity was packed into every episode, but can the writers keep it up (coherently) for the length of a film? It’s a problem which the makers of The Simpsons Movie & Aqua Teen Hunger Force both faced, and arguably failed.
But there are so many possibilities! For example, it would be a crying shame if the movie doesn’t take advantage of an R rating for the ultimate Never Nude scene. Including Never Nude, the writers at TV Squad have compiled a list of 27(ish) things which they think must be in the film.