In a time when Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Smurfs and Yogi Bear are making a ton of dough, it makes sense for ALF to make his big-screen comeback. Heat Vision is reporting that Sony Pictures Animation has secured the feature rights to the 80′s sitcom character. According to the report, the studio is going to pass on using the ALF puppet. Instead, the filmmakers intend to create some sort of CGI/live action hybrid. In the 80′s show, ALF was a furry alien who crashed on earth and ended up staying with the Tanner family (while constantly being tracked down by the government of course). Show creators Tom Patchett and puppeteer Paul Fusco are on-board to produce, along with Jordan Kerner (Smurfs). I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the announcement comes on the heels of Ted grossing $282 million dollars worldwide ($205 million in the U.S.) on a $50 million dollar budget. Obviously, ALF won’t be throwing around F-bombs and smoking weed, but you have to believe the market is hot right now for a furry teddy bear-like character running around the big-screen. No time-table has been set for the film, but it appears ALF will be on the big-screen soon . . .
Source : Heat Vision