SMURFS Producer Developing ALF Live-Action/CGI Feature Film for Sony Animation
Published: August 8, 2012 - 11:08pm
ALF, the iconic American science fiction sitcom from the 1980's and 90's, is making the jump to the big screen with original voice actor and puppeteer Paul Fusco attached.
The popular series followed Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class family in Los Angeles, California. The Tanners, consisting of of social worker Willie (Max Wright), his wife Kate (Anne Schedeen), their teenage daughter Lynn (Andrea Elson), younger son Brian (Benji Gregory), and their cat Lucky -- who ALF constantly tries to eat -- are unsure what to do so they hide ALF in their home from their friends, neighbors and the Alien Task Force (part of the U.S. Air Force) until he can repair his spacecraft.
In May of this year, series creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco -- who voiced and portrayed the character ALF by live-hand puppet-- began pitching ideas for a film to studios. A deal has finally been struck with Sony Pictures Animation and producer Jordan Kerner spearheading the project. Kerner has been behind many successful family themed projects, including The Mighty Ducks and Inspector Gadget as well as the widely popular Smurfs feature film.
At this time no writer or director candidates have been announced.