Sony Pictures Animation Closes Deal For 'ALF' The Movie
Reported by Outsiders - 03:53 PM 2012.08.09
Hide your cats because ALF is back! THR is reporting that Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a hybrid CG/live action feature.
The project is being developed by the same team of Jordan Kerner who took the 1980s Saturday morning cartoon The Smurfs and helped turn it into a hybrid blockbuster franchise. Kerner is working with the show creators Tom Patchett and puppeteer Paul Fusco. Fusco voiced the title character on the show and is expected reprise his role for the movie. Currently, no writer or director are attached.
The movie project was originally shown as a TV series that aired for 102 episodes from 1986 to 1990. '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.'