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Unbelieveably, And Gloriously, We're One Step Closer To An ALF Live Action/CG Hybrid Film!!

Published at: Aug. 9, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST by merrick

 

A few months ago we posted a piece about the hopes for/possibility of an ALF movie.  For those who don't recall, ALF, which stands for Alien Life Form, chronicles the adventures of irrtascible, huggable, cat-hungry alien Gordon Shumway -   who lands hooks up with an Earth family.  

Per THIS piece at THR, it's sounding like said movie is closer to happening...

Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a hybrid CG/live action feature.
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No writer or director is attached.
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(Paul) Fusco voiced the title character on the show and is expected reprise his role for the movie.

I'm not sure what tine the film will take - given the climate of soft-shoeing and political correctness which seems to prevail in much modern cinema, I fear an ALF movie may end up being watered down.  But there was a certain, subtle edge to the original NBC television series which ran from 186-1990.  If even a hint of that can be ported to the big screen?  This could be a lot of fun...

 

 

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