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Sony Pictures Bringing "ALF" To The Big Screen

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You knew it had to happen eventually. With every major (and even not so major) 80's property receiving some type of reboot or remake, it was only a matter of time before everybody's favorite(?) cat-eating alien returned.

Sony Pictures has officially announced plans to create a theatrical film adaptation of the inexplicably popular 80's sitcom ALF (which I won't bother to keep capitalizing for the entirety of this article). The project is being produced by original Alf co-creator Tom Patchett and Jordan Kerner, the man behind last years Smurfs film. Fellow Alf co-creator and puppeteer Paul Fusco will also be returning to provide the voice of the titular character.

Like the aforementioned Smurfs, the Alf film will be a live-action/CGI animation hybrid. Yes, you read that right. Alf will not be a puppet. This is a decision I really don't get,  as people liked the puppet. Without the oddly likeable puppet, Alf never would have been as popular. Now we'll get a CGI Alf that spends his days living in the uncanny valley. I don't know about you, but any small amount of interest in this project I may have had went away as soon as I realized Alf would be a computer creation.

But I digress, despite my misgivings, I'm sure the coveted family viewing audience will flock to theaters in droves. If Alvin and The Chipmunks and The Smurfs can make money, why not Alf? At least it will probably be better than Garfield. Then again, few things are worse than that movie.

Are you interested in an Alf movie? Or should he just stay on Melmac?

Source: TV Guide


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Written by: Michael Stevenson
Aug 11th, 2012, 4:45 am

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Message Posted On Aug 13th, 2012, 7:22 am

Great idea! But I'm also not very sure about a CGI ALF, it just won't feel the same. Still interested in seeing the end result, though.

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