Chronicling the progress—or lack there of—of the upcoming Arrested Development film is an exhausting, frustrating task for fans of the canceled-too-soon comedy series. (The teasing of the film has been so cruel that one fan asked a few months ago, "Do we even want one anymore?")

The series' star Jason Bateman dropped another tidbit about the film's status while promoting his new movie Paul. As has become characteristic of Arrested film news, it's equal parts thrilling and tormenting: The script is still not finished, but the plot is set and it's, according to Bateman, fantastic:

"It's... yes. It's incredible. It's everything you would want it to be and more. I really hope he finishes it soon so we can have a shot of doing it before the end of the year...

For the very first time, he sat me down last week to talk abut what he's got and where he's going and what do I think. As a fan of the show, I was vibrating with excitement that he was pulling me behind the curtain. So I can confirm what his update was, which was that he is very deep into the work on it and the odds of him getting it done before the end of the year, as he says he wants to, are good."

This comes hot on the heels of yesterday's hilarious fake poster for the movie that mocked up, skewering the amount of delays the film has endured: "Coming in 2032."

Bateman addressed that too, conceding the constant false starts and push-backs on the film: "It is embarrassing. We are embarrassed."

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