Arrested Development set for the silver screen

New York: Cult hit sit-com `Arrested Development` is set to come to the big screen with creator Mitch Hurwitz confirming that he is writing the film`s script.


The sitcom about a formerly wealthy and dysfunctional family, starring Jason Bateman, Portia De Rossi and Michael Cera, stopped airing in 2006 and fans have been hoping for a movie ever since, reported New York Post online.

"Our fans have been so supportive and we`re so grateful, so I kind of hate to answer the question until I can say, `Yep, we`ve shot it, it opens next week`. Otherwise it feels like we`re toying with people and we do not mean to do that. It has just taken a while to get it going," said Hurwitz.

In February 2009, it was first reported that breakout star Michael Cera was a roadblock to the film, but a month later.

In June 2010, star David Cross said it wasn`t happening, but after Serafinowicz, and earlier, Ron Howard, gave fans hope, the film is finally happening.