If you were a teen in the mid to late 1980s then you probably remember the sci-fi television sitcom “ALF” that originally aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990. Well, now the show’s creator Paul Fusco is working on bringing ALF to the big screen. What’s this all about..Alfie? (singing)
You remember the show, don’tcha? ALF, who was also voiced by creator Fusco, centered around the alien ALF, who follows an amateur radio signal to Earth and crash-lands into the garage of the Tanners. The Tanners were a suburban middle class family in the San Fernando Valley, California area and consisted of social worker Willie (Max Wright), his wife Kate (Anne Schedeen), their teenage daughter Lynn (Andrea Elson), younger son Brian (Benji Gregory), and their cat Lucky.
ALF pretty much made wise-cracks throughout the whole show, lol.
Anyway, Fusco is actually preparing to pitch and “ALF” movies to the studios. Fusco talked about the potential project, which he’s been working on for a few years, to THR (via Vulture):
“I think the timing is right. That’s a big important thing, timing. There have been movies out there of characters that I didn’t think were on the same parallel as ALF that got movies made, so I think it’s time. I think it could be a home run on a lot of levels.”
“ALF could be more outspoken now than ever, because the world is a whole different place than the ’80s. And I think the character still stands up and certainly has more to say now than ever. I think we would approach it in a fresh way. I don’t think we would duplicate the TV show, but I think we would maybe put it in a storyline where we would explain how ALF got here and put him with a new family and let the character speak for himself.”
So can you see ALF on the big screen? Follow more of the story here.