When word first came out about a possible Alf revival for the big screen, a lot of people shrugged it off as wishful thinking behind the character’s creators. Today, we are seeing that it has become much more than that in a hurry as Smurfs producer Jordan Kerner of Sony Animation has been tapped to adapt the character for the big screen.
Wait, there’s more. It will not be the Alf of old, but rather a live-action/CGI hybrid which explains why this thing is going through Sony Animation with Kerner in charge. Fans of the original need not fear as the character’s creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco are on board to produce as well. Fusco was the original puppeteer and will presumably voice the CGI version.
Just to refresh your memory, Alf is a furry alien creature who crash landed on earth, took residence with a suburban family, and remained constantly on the run from government forces. The television series Alf ran from 1986-90 on NBC.
THR says that no writer or director has been revealed at this time, but they do mention that Kenneth Kaufman who produced the television movies will return to executive produce.