Are they planning to keep the story where he was caught and dissected by the government canon?
More details after the jump.
Producer Jordan Kerner, who was responsible for, among other things, The Mighty Ducks and the recent big-screen Smurfs movie, is on board to bring the 80's sitcom to the big screen from Sony Animation. While no script or director have been attached (no one's asked yet what kind of story they could tell with ALF), puppeteer Paul Fusco, who voiced the title character is expected to make a return.
Now some of you might be asking "Why Alf" while others still (you young folks) might be asking "What's ALF?" Well, to the latter group, allow me to explain ALF the show and ALF the character: the name stands for "alien life form," but his real name is Gordon Shumway of the planet Melmac. The series found the wise-cracking, cat-eating alien crash-land on Earth and hiding out with a suburban family for four seasons. Think Bewitched, but instead of hiding awesome magic powers from the neighbors, our normal suburban family had to keep a three-foot tall hard-partying alien under wraps.
It even spawned a short-lived cartoon that explored ALF's life with his buds back on his home planet while the story behind the making of the live-action show was the inspiration for the movie Permanent Midnight.
Now, I said there were two questions, and I answered "What's ALF." To the other group who want to know why, it's my hope that this is all a long-term plan to make this a reality:
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]