Following the box-office successes of Transformers, G.I. Joe, and 21 Jump Street, Sony is planning on cashing in on another 80's TV franchise, which is ALF, a sitcom that follows the story of a furry and friendly extraterrestrial named Gordon Shumway – better known as Alien Life Form (hence A.L.F.) – who becomes part of a suburban middle-class family after crashing in their garage. The show ran in NBC from 1986 to 1990.
Jordan Kerner is said to produce the project together with the show’s creator Tom Patchett. Kerner is the same person who produced Sony Pictures Animation’s (SPA) movie adaptation of The Smurfs. Paul Fusco, the puppeteer, co-creator, and the voice behind the main character is expected to reprise his role for the movie.
Completing the team with Patchett and Fusco is Kenneth Kaufman who also holds rights to the title character.
So, either Hollywood is really running fresh out of ideas or that the 70's and 80's kids really just love their TV shows so much they’d make a movie out of them (all?). We already got the cartoons covered: G.I. Joe, Transformers, Scooby-Doo, and Smurfs. And with the sitcoms like 21 Jump Street and ALF coming in, I wonder what will be next, Perfect Strangers?