ALF movie on the way

Sony planning live-action / CGI hybrid

And now for the most bizarre news story of the day… Sony has been raiding the '80s sitcom cupboard and is planning to bring ALF to the big screen with a mixture of live-action and CGI.

The original TV show told the story of Gordon Shumway, a common or garden alien who accidentally crash-landed in the garage of a suburban American family. Unfazed by this development, they promptly adopted him as a pet and all manner of charming antics ensued.

Obviously reading that synopsis as code for "box office gold", Sony has snapped up the rights to the character with The Smurfs producer Jordan Kerner hired to develop the project. Having already seen The Smurfs rake in $563 worldwide, the studio's thinking perhaps becomes a little more understandable…

Happily for fans of the original show, original star Paul Fusco will return to voice the cuddly alien critter, this being the ship he's been waiting for for more than two decades. Top marks to him for patience.

No release date has been established as yet, with finding a director the first order of business. In the meantime, you can look forward to The Smurfs 2, which is set to land in the US on 31 July 2013.

Are you keen on an ALF movie? Tell us, below!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Aug 9th 2012, 11:14

      "Having already seen The Smurfs rake in $563 worldwide" - That much?????

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 9th 2012, 12:18

      Next Metal Mickey voiced by Nick Frost.

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    • blade32

      Aug 9th 2012, 18:24

      The TV show was pretty good. Nice that they've got Paul Fusco back. I just hope it's not too CGI heavy. Maybe a real suit with some CGI emotions for the face. Or even better would be no CGI, just some great anamatronics, Harry and the Henderson's style!

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    • Siban1982

      Aug 9th 2012, 21:37

      Wow, Hollywood really has run out of ideas...

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    • jeremybusche

      Dec 3rd 2012, 23:57

      Can't wait!!!!

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    • derricksimpson

      Apr 14th 2013, 8:16

      I think bringing ALF into the now would be a great idea! I was hoping MIB3 would of brought in some alien charectors from older movies like, alien, preditor, alf, mac and I, ect... I think Alf could branch out in parodies, and hope the movie is less of a reboot and more of a branch off, with tons of comedie! Can't wait for the movie to show!

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