Hey so, do you remember Alf?
*Well, with 90’s toy franchises such as The Smurfs, Ted and GI Joe all making a comeback recently, with big blockbuster movies, Sony has recently acquired the rights to 80’s alien sitcom.
*You know the one right? Starring that kinda ugly brown alien puppet. No NOT Alf Stewart!
*His real name was Gordon Shumway, he crash landed on Earth and lived with the Tanner family—nerdy dad, Willie; uptight mum, Kate; bratty teen, Lynn; and his bestest little buddy, Brian.
*Oh, and he liked to eat cats (my favourite part about him really).
*ALF, which stands for Alien Life Form, has been placed in the hands of Jordan Kerner, the man behind The Smurfs adaptation. He’ll produce the CG/live-action hybrid, together with show creator Tom Patchett.
*They plan to use the vocal talents of Paul Fusco, who voiced ALF in all 101 episodes of the series, the cartoon, and the numerous appearances that followed.
*Although I kinda want to whinge about it being ANOTHER remake, I’m a little interested to see if the creators start this story from the beginning, so new audiences can relate, or whether they will pick up right where we left off.
*No writers or directors have latched on just yet but I’m sure they’ll be more details to come in the next couple of months.
*Either way, ALF will be one movie not to miss.