“I’m working on the movie right now,” he said. “I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright – it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie.”
He added that the biggest challenge of filming the fourth season last year was working around the schedules of the large cast. “A TV season is a six-month commitment. But I think it would be very doable to get them together for four or five weeks to make a movie.”
Although the movie has yet to receive the green light, Hurwitz hopes to make the film and season five as well.
“The whole thing is sort of unprecedented,” he said. “It’s always been its own little thing. I kind of feel like the more it stays original, the better chance it has. As soon as it goes back to trying to do exactly what it was before, you run the risk of doing a reunion show or something.”