Guess what? Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to the ’80s sitcom “ALF.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan Kerner, who made last year’s successful “Smurfs” movie, will produce.
If you haven’t seen any episodes of “ALF,” you are not missing anything. Here’s THR’s description of the show:
ALF stands for alien life form, and the ’80s sitcom centered on a friendly furry alien creature (a puppet) who crash landed on Earth and took up with the Tanners, a suburban family. ALF, whose name was later revealed as Gordon Shumway, is sarcastic and has an appetite for cats. He courts trouble with government forces that are on his tail.
I had a friend who used to say that every episode of ALF could be basically summed up by the father in the family saying, “You can’t do that, ALF…you’re an alien.” Honestly, it’s not that good a show. I’ve heard rumors, though, that it was kind of a rough, bitter set. If that’s true, I’d be more interested in a movie about that.
Here’s exciting news for fans of the show–Paul Fusco, who did ALF’s voice for the show, will produce and reprise his performance as the voice of ALF.
No dates on this yet, so don’t get too excited too early.