Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz has brought up the first hint on the plot of the proposed "Arrested Development" movie. Speaking at a panel called "The Art of Storytelling" on Saturday afternoon, October 24 in Austin, Texas, the writer/producer teased that a "heavy jail presence" will be featured in the story, as reported by Austin Movie Blog.
Hurwitz reportedly shared the info after he confirmed that there will indeed be a movie version for the FOX's sitcom which ran from 2003 to 2006, and he will make his directorial debut with it. Austin Movie Blog noted when prodded for more details, he stated "there would be a heavy jail presence and then made jokes about the inclusion of TARP money, a nod to the inability of a film to be as timely as television due to lag times in production and release."
Back in early October, it was reported that Hurwitz and co-executive producer James Vallely are working on the movie's screenplay, which allegedly will feature "more bizarre encounters for the eccentric, spoiled Bluth clan". The filmmakers are also aiming for a possible start of production in spring of 2010.
The television version of "Arrested Development" itself revolves around the members of Bluth family with the relatively honorable Michael Bluth as the center of attention. While he strives to do the right thing and keep his family together, his family delves in materialism, selfishness, and their manipulative natures. The series has received six Emmy Awards and was executive produced by Ron Howard.