Sony greenlit an ‘Alf’ movie
That’s it. Roll up the carpets. Human civilization is done. In the latest Hollywood attempt to dig up the grave of the ’80s and have sex with whatever we find there, The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Sony has bought the rights to the sitcom Alf, which ran from 1986 to 1990 on NBC.
The Alf movie has been placed with Jordan Kerner, who previously helmed up the Smurfs reboot that did inexplicably well – $563 million worldwide and a sequel on the way. He’ll team with two of the show’s original creators, Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco (who also worked the Alf puppet and provided his voice). No writers or directors have been announced, and I think it’s not particularly likely that the Tanner family will return with the original actors, given that they all talked about how hellish working on the show was. It’s possible that the flick will either reboot the property or follow up from the 1996 TV movie Project ALF, which saw the alien captured by the Air Force. He then briefly got a talk show on TV Land, but that was quickly cancelled.
In case you’ve forgotten what Alf was like, here’s a quick refresher video. Takeaways: he eats cats, is annoying.
What do you think? Would you spend twelve bucks to go see that on the big screen?