Is an “Arrested Development” movie in the works?

The failure of the American public to appreciate Arrested Development is an undeniable sign of our collective decline as a country.

The show was smart, funny, irreverent, funny, virtuosic, funny, clever, funny, important and funny. And its demise is proof that satire just isn’t valued these days (where have you gone, Jackie Woodman?).

Now, on to the news. Actually, it’s little more than a rumor at this point, but maybe — just maeby — an Arrested Development movie is in progress.

The gossip sites say that Jason Bateman (who looks like my junior high school boyfriend, incidentally) met with series creator Mitchell Hurwitz over the weekend, and that Michael Cera (Superbad, super cutie) has expressed interest in the film. And that boy is box office gold right now. Jason Bateman has also said he hopes for a filmic reunion.

Luckily, Portia de Rossi will be free of Nip/Tuck by the time filming starts (seriously, what was she thinking when she took that Nip/Tuck role?). She must miss playing Lindsay Bluth Fünke.



And if/when they do film, Jessica Walter will still — always — be a genius.

And fans everywhere will have perfected their chicken dances.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, take a look at this fan tribute to the show’s brilliance:



If you still haven’t caught the fever, watch some episodes on MSN.com. And rest assured we’ll continue to report whatever movie news emerges. Ca-caw!

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