By Simon Vozick-Levinson
November 01, 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Justin Stephens/FoxIs David Cross just toying with Arrested Development fans’ emotions now? Rumors of a movie based on the beloved sitcom have circulated, died, and resurfaced all over again too many times to count since the show went off the air in 2006. As recently as this April, Cross (a.k.a. Tobias Fünke) was swatting down those hopes, saying, “It’s just not going to happen.” At the recent Megamind premiere in L.A., though, Cross was singing a very different tune.

First he gave a sarcastic joke answer to the inevitable AD-movie question. “We shot it secretly on location in the Maldives,” deadpanned Cross. “It’s actually been done for about two years now.”

Ha, ha, ha. But wait! Cross added that he really has discussed possible plans for the movie with co-star Will Arnett and creator Mitchell Hurwitz (who are now working together on Fox’s Running Wilde). “I have not seen a script,” Cross added. “I know the story they’ve got in mind, and it is great. I think it is [a] perfect continuance of the Bluths, although I cannot say anything. I know the outline is done.” According to Cross, it’s just a matter of Hurwitz finding enough time in between Running Wilde duties to get this thing written. “I am definitely looking forward to it whenever, if ever, it happens,” he concluded.

That’s a lot more encouraging than the last time we heard from him on this. So here we go again: Are you still looking forward to an Arrested Development movie? Would this even be a good idea after all this time? And what do you hope is in that mysterious plot outline? —Reporting by Carrie Bell

More from on the Arrested Development movie:

Michael Cera: “I feel scared by all the expectations”

Jason Bateman has a role in mind for Jennifer Aniston

David Cross says it won’t happen, and honestly, that’s okay

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