Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Yes! ALF is back ...
Dreams do come true:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to the classic 1980s TV sitcom ALF (Alien Life Form) and will develop the property into a CG-live action hybrid feature. Apparently Jordan Kerner, the man responsible for bringing (inflicting upon) us the recent Smurfs movie will also produce this, along with Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco. Fusco also voiced the character in the original show, and is expected to do the same for the movie.
For those not in the know, Alf ran from 1986 to 1990 and lasted 102 episodes. It focused on a friendly -- aside from his penchant for eating cats -- little alien named Gordon Shumway who lands on Earth and winds up staying with the Tanner family. It was actually pretty funny, or at least it was at the time, so expect the movie not to be in any way shape or form. No writer or director is attached to the project yet.