"Party Down" fans will not have fun with this bit of news. In an interview with Flavorwire, star Adam Scott said that plans for a feature film adaptation of the cult comedy series are "nowhere."
"I mean, I don't know if it ever was anywhere, but I don't know if it's a great idea to make movies from television shows, personally," Scott said.
In an interview with Vulture to promote his new film "A.C.O.D.," Scott made similar comments about the potential of a "Party Down" movie.
I don't know if anything will ever happen, but in my mind I think what 'Arrested Development' did was ideal. I think that a movie of a TV show is really tricky and I don't know if it's ever really been done well. Because it's really hard if you have a 22-minute show, especially something like 'Party Down' where it's all contained at the party. And so trying to work that into a movie format — not to say it can't be done, and John [Enborn] and Dan [Etheridge] and Rob [Thomas] were brilliant guys and I'm sure they could come up with something great — but as with any TV show, turning it into a movie is really tricky. So yeah, the Netflix thing would be a great way to go. But I don't know if that'll ever happen.
In a separate interview with Vulture, however, Scott's "Party Down" co-star Lizzy Caplan was slightly more optimistic, despite not having any news to share.
It sort of breaks my heart to not have any sort of update about it. I don't want to squash it, because I actually hold out a lot of hope. I think a couple of years ago, everybody was really committed to this idea of making a movie. I would love to make a movie, but I would also love to make more episodes. Everybody’s really busy, but now we have the template for both options. And 'Party Down's' one of those shows where the longer it’s off the air, the more people discover it. Any excuse to be in a room with those people again shooting that show, all of us would jump at a chance. I think it’s safe to say that.
The movie version of "Party Down" was first announced in 2011. Earlier this year, Thomas, the show's co-creator, told HuffPost TV that the project was still on track.
"Well, we're still hopeful that there will be a 'Party Down' movie without Kickstarter," Thomas said, referring to the successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his film adaptation of "Veronica Mars." "We're already in the process of trying to make that happen and I can't say too much about that. There is work being done on script right now for 'Party Down.'"
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