Arrested Dead, “Veronica Mars” Lives?

“Arrested Development” star David Cross says the long awaited film version of the acclaimed but lowly-rated sitcom may not be happening after all.

“(I)t’s not going to happen. Way too much time it’s been (since the show ended)” Cross told TV Squad. “I mean, there’s so many people involved. Everyone’s doing their own thing, you know. And everybody’s aged. It’s just not going to happen. I’m sure I speak for everybody when I say we’d love for it to happen, we’d love to work on it, but just I don’t think… not going to happen.”

In news of another acclaimed and prematurely cancelled series with talk of a movie version floating around, “Veronica Mars” series creator Rob Thomas tells Entertainment Weekly that a film version of his show about a high school sleuth could still happen.

Thomas says “There is a bit of a ticking clock [because] Kristen Bell does continue to age and doing ‘teen detective’ [is a] dicey proposition. But frankly, I think Veronica Mars as a 30-year-old noir detective at some point in the future would still be interesting to me.”

Previously both Producer Joel Silver and Warner Bros. Pictures turned down Thomas’ proposed film script.