"I can confirm that a round of sniffing has started. Any talk is targeting a poststrike situation, of course. I think, as always, that it's a question of whether the people with the money are willing to give our leader, Mitch Hurwitz, what he deserves for his participation. And I can speak for the cast when I say our fingers are crossed."
"I think it's happening. I don't want to be the one who says too much though...."
"Mitch Hurwitz, who created and executive produced the Emmy-winning series, is on board to write the film for arthouse studio Fox Searchlight as well as direct with help from Ron Howard, whose Imagine banner was among the show's producers."
—Reuters, November 2008
"According to insiders, the movie may go as early as the end of the year."
—E!, February 2009
"[Mitch Hurwitz] is halfway through writing the script now, and once he's done and if he's happy with it, we'll start to schedule it and then shoot it. And then be done."
—Jason Bateman, September 2009
"We're going to make the movie this year."
—Will Arnett, January 2010
"Way too much time it's been [since the show ended]. I mean, there's so many people involved. Everyone's doing their own thing, you know. And everybody's aged. It's just not going to happen. I'm sure I speak for everybody when I say we'd love for it to happen, we'd love to work on it, but just I don't think... not going to happen."
—David Cross, April 2010
"Same answer I’ve been giving for three years. I have no idea."
—David Cross, October 2010
“We shot it secretly on location in the Maldives. It’s actually been done for about two years now.”
—David Cross, November 2010
"I don't like to toy with the affections of our fans. 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."
—Mitch Hurwitz, February 2011
"I think all systems are go, and I think it’s very possible that you and I could be talking about the making of this film or even it being made by this time next year."
—Jeffrey Tambor, April 2011