Rumors of a movie continuation of “Bored to Death,” the Jonathan Ames-created quirky comedy that HBO canceled after three seasons in 2011, have been percolating ever since Ted Danson, one of its stars, started telling the press that a deal was close to being signed in October of 2012. An actor mentioning that a script is being worked on is still far from a project being a done deal, but today the Hollywood Reporter writes that a “Bored to Death” film is indeed in development at the premium cable channel.
The project will focus on the continuing adventures of Brooklyn-based novelist turned unlicensed private investigator Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman), his graphic novelist friend Ray (Zach Galifianakis) and his perpetually high former editor George (Danson). Ames will write the project and executive produce it alongside Sarah Condon and Stephanie Davis. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s logline reads “Jonathan, Ray, and George reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail-at-love in a Bored to Death feature-length slapstick adventure.”
Ames helped adapt his own novel “The Extra Man” into a 2010 feature directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.