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AVC: For all you’ve said about TV, what keeps you coming back to the medium?
MH: I spent a few years just producing other writers, and those shows were not successful. I thought, “Will is special so let me try to do this,” but life is choice and choice is loss. Somebody very famous said that. So I chose to do another show here. If it works, then I’ll have at least a bit of a cushion where I can make the Arrested movie, those kinds of things. If it doesn’t, I’ll have to come up with another scenario.
AVC: The success of Running Wilde is related to the Arrested Development movie being made?
MH: Well, the movie does not pay much. I hate to make it about that, but I’ve needed to make an income—I’ve got kids in school and stuff. They pay me to do TV right now, which is fortunate. So I’m trying to continue to do that while I explore other fields. Unfortunately, TV is top-heavy in the sense that you have to do those first episodes and they take a lot of time. If I can get through the first 13, I think it’ll be much easier to run that business and go and do other things. I don’t know how J.J. Abrams does it, but he’s the guy to learn from, man.
If creator Mitchell Hurtwitz gets his way—and that’s obviously not a guarantee—the Arrested Development movie will be filmed and released within the year, an ambitious, Herculean battle plan befitting the project’s recent foray into the realm of myth and legend. But at least Hurwitz seems to recognize that every new unfulfilled promise has only turned formerly warm fans cold and jaded, telling Digital Spy, “They've 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.”
The possible good news that is also bound to toy with people is that Hurwitz says he’s definitely begun the process of writing the script with Jim Valley. The inevitable “but…” is that “a lot of things have to fall into place” in order for him to reach his stated goal of having it in theaters by the end of 2011. Things like getting the entire cast to agree to star in it, working out their conflicting schedules, slaying the Gogmagog and placing his severed head atop the highest peak—things of that nature.
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