SIn his latest dispatch on the movie that may or may never be, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz tells Rolling Stone just how he feels about all those critics who didn't love the latest season of the show on Netflix:
Also, it's difficult to make this comparison because it sounds self-aggrandizing and I don't mean it that way, but I remember when The Godfather II came out. People were like, 'What? What is this? I want to see The Godfather where they shoot people, not this thing where they talk about Cuba.'"
Pro tip: If you have to caveat a statement with "I don't mean it this way, but..." you kind of do mean it that way. You know what would help it not sound self-aggrandizing, Mitch? Not comparing your show to not one, but two of the arguably greatest movies of all time. Just a thought.
Hurwitz is currently working on the Arrested Development feature in some capacity, despite the fact that Fox has not given the film any sort of green light.
I can't get into much more detail because I don't want to scare anybody off. I don't want to be presumptuous about it. I don't own the property outright – it's a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie....I'm always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It's the best way to guarantee it doesn't happen.
Emphasis mine. After giving this caveat, he then continues to talk about getting the cast back together ("I think it would be very doable to get them back together for four or five weeks to make a movie"), and his critics ("It doesn't matter what people like now").
Hurwitz would never last a day in the Mob. He is horrible at keeping secrets. God, Mitch, it's like you never even SAW The Godfather.