'ALF' Movie, Based on the 80s Sitcom, In the Works - Hollywood Is Officially OUT of Ideas
Sony Pictures Animation to Make 'ALF' Movie
Is ALF coming to the big screen?
Just when you thought Hollywood had really run out of ideas, comes news that the 80s TV series ALF will soon be a movie.
I so wish I was kidding.
Few details are known about the scope of the ALF movie, but The Hollywood Reporter notes that Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire the rights of the 80s sitcom.
Look for ALF to get a combo CG and live action feature treatment (you know, what they did with The Smurfs movie).
Jordan Kerner, who produced The Smurfs, is on board the ALF movie project, with show creator Tom Patchett and puppeteer Paul Fusco also involved.
If you've long scratched the show's premise from your memory banks, here's a refresher: ALF was about an extraterrestrial named Gordon Shumway from the planet Melmac who crash-landed in a family's garage. The Tanner family took him in and hid ALF from neighbors and the Alien Task Force while he repaired his spaceship. The nickname ALF stood for Alien Life Form.
Of course, this all provides the perfect opportunity to share that YouTube video of ALF outtakes, which included swearing and racial slurs.
You can bet none of that will make it to the movie version.