By Josh Rottenberg
July 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Asked at Comic-Con about the status of the long-discussed Arrested Development movie,series star Jason Bateman said he’s still amped up to bring the cult Fox comedy to the big screen: “It’s not dead. It’s stillgoing forward…. I wouldn’t be surprised if [AD creator] Mitch Hurwitz called me tomorrow and had 50 or 100 pages done. He’s very fast. It could be anywhere between 6 months from now and 18 months from now. I hope it’s sooner.”