'Arrested Development' Documentary seeks more money (Photo : Flickr)
"Arrested Development" has become a cult classic and is regarded as one of the funniest, wittiest shows to ever hit television. It was cancelled from FOX in 2006 but has since gained a monumental following and critical acclaim that led the "Arrested Development" team to reassemble and make a fourth season that will air on Netflix in May. The show's epic run is worthy of its own documentary, and that's exactly what filmmakers Jeff Smith and Neil Lieberman planned to make. Unfortunately, the duo ran into a recent snag that could ruin the entire five-year project.
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Smith and Lieberman advertised their project on their Kickstarter page with hopes to raise enough funds to fulfill their dreams. They're now seeking more than $20,000 to pay FOX for the rights of use for photos in their documentary. And they only have 27 days to go.
"These photos are extremely relevant to the story, and we can't move forward with the release of the documentary until our fees are paid to the network," the filmmakers wrote on their page.
The two are even offering awards to potential donors. A $65 donation makes you a "Loose Seal" donor and gets you a special edition DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary with a signed poster. Any donation over $5,353 will get you the "I Just Blue Myself" honor as well as a private screening with 53 friends, a download of the film, movie poster and T-shirt. If you have the extra five grand lying around, do it. That sounds amazing.
As of now, their Kickstarter page has raised over $7,000, but with less than four weeks remaining, they have a long way to go. Don't you want to know the ins and outs of the epic series before it returns in May? Let's all help Smith and Lieberman achieve their dreams. If we could take it out of the Bluth business, we would.