Jordan Kerner, who produced SPA’s adaptation of 1980s Saturday morning cartoon staple The Smurfs and helped turn it into a hybrid blockbuster franchise, will produce the project with show creators Tom Patchett, a veteran of 1970s comedies, and puppeteer Paul Fusco.”[THR]
Let there be ALIEN LIFE! Or so says Sony Studios which announced it is taking the 1980s sitcom ALF (that’s Alien Life Form, for the nerds out there) and turning it into a hybrid animated feature a la The Smurfs. Paul Fusco, who voiced ALF in the show, will be back in the feature, though no word yet on whether any original cast members have been asked to join the cast. My dibs are on Neil Patrick Harris for the Dad. If he can handle Papa Smurf, ALF should be no biggie. Smurfs 2, incidentally, comes out next summer.
And correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Alf enjoy the taste of cats? Hopefully the movie doesn’t get released alongside the next Garfield movie.
Are you guys excited about an ALF movie? Will you be watching? Or are you officially sick of the 80s rebrands and superhero franchises?