'ALF' Movie In Development From 'Smurfs' Producer: [ send to a friend ]
Classic 1980s sitcom 'ALF', which ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990, is heading to the big screen.
Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to the sitcom and plans to make a CG/live-action hybrid feature film, similar to what it did with the highly successful 'The Smurfs'.
The studio has also brought on Jordan Kerner, who produced the film, along with show creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco. Along with helping create the character, Fusco was also the puppeteer and voice behind ALF.
Kerner helped to turn 'The Smurfs' into a viable franchise for Sony after it grossed $563 million at the box office. A sequel to the film is slated for July 31, 2013.
ALF, which stands for Alien Life Form, revolved around the stories of an alien who happened to crash-land on earth and was adopted by the Tanner family. His name was later revealed as Gordon Shumway, who was sarcastic and loved chasing cats.
The project is still in the early stages of development, hence, no date has been set for the release, and no director or writer has been signed on as yet.