David Silverman directed the 2007 film adaptation of Fox's beloved animated series The Simpsons in which Homer pollutes Springfield's water supply and all hell breaks loose. It's not terribly far from your typical TV episode, but the movie had a whopping 11 writers attached to it. While the group's dedication paid off, THR reports, in a recent interview with series creator Matt Groening, that it took four years to create an epic Simpsons adventure for the big screen. "It killed us," Groening told the website. The Simpsons Movie raked in over $500 million at the box office, but Groening and company aren't in a rush to get cracking on a second moneymaker since the first "stole animators from the show" and tapped every resource available.
Silverman told THR that it could be "maybe another 10, 15 years" before fans see a second Simpsons in cinema. Is it worth the wait? Roger Ebert summed up the appeal of the television series and its memorable characters in his review of the movie: "There's something about the Simpsons that's radical and simple at the same time, subversive and good-hearted, offensive without really meaning to be. It's a nice balancing act." Head to THR for more conversations with Silverman and Groening, and tell us if the creators are making the right move by waiting so long.