Beamer wrote:I always assumed that, if an AD movie were to be made, it'd be a straight-to-DVD thing. I mean, I love AD with all my heart, but let's face it, it'd most likely flop at the box office. Fox are known for doing DVD movies with their comedy shows (Family Guy and Futurama, anyone?), and it'd be FAR less risky, especially given that AD's done better on DVD than any other medium.
smeddy wrote:As this is a sticky, and a thread relevant to AD's future, wanted to put this link here, sorry, hope no-one's seeing this as spam....
'Sex and the City' heads to theaters
New Line, HBO team on film version of series
By MICHAEL FLEMING
New Line Cinema is getting in bed with HBO on “Sex and the City.”
After much foreplay, the feature version of the long-running HBO series is gearing for a fall start, with New Line near a deal to finance and distribute.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are all set to reprise their roles, with longtime exec producer Michael Patrick King directing a script he wrote.
King will produce with Parker, John Melfi and Darren Star, the latter of whom hatched the series, based on autobiographical columns written by Candace Bushnell.
Fans of the show have clamored for a film version of “Sex and the City” since the series ended.
The pic got close to happening about two years ago, but progress halted when Cattrall backed away. She wanted script control and a salary close to that of Parker, who was more highly paid than the others because she was co-executive producer of the series. Whatever tensions existed are gone now, sources said. Cattrall has a deal she’s happy with, one the sources said gives her input on her scenes, a fat salary and a future series deal with HBO.
There have long been rumors that supporting cast members like Chris Noth would take part, but New Line has not locked in any such deals.
If you scroll down to the end and see the Q&A section Michael Cera says no AD movie is in the works.
Pont wrote:Those expamples aren't comparable to AD though. Every show you mentioned ran for at least ten seasons or so (some even longer), and were (at least for a time) very highly rated programs. I still think Reno 911 and Strangers with Candy are the closest we have to an example of how it could be done if it were done which it won't because it isn't happening unfortunately.
alias wrote:i'm a big arrested development fan, but also a bif firefly and futurama fan. firefly came back as a movie - serenity which was very sucesful, Interesting side note - my top four favourite shows were all cancelled before their time
Phil Love AD! wrote:alias wrote:i'm a big arrested development fan, but also a bif firefly and futurama fan. firefly came back as a movie - serenity which was very sucesful, Interesting side note - my top four favourite shows were all cancelled before their time
While Firefly did come back as a movie, Serenity, it wasn't very successful at all. In fact, Serenity was a financial failure, as it did not even make back the forty million it cost to make the film, which negates the possibility of there ever being another movie. According to the studio at least.
As for your favorite shows being cancelled before there time, I just don't think people know what they're missing until it's too late. Here's hoping for an AD movie though.
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