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So We're Getting an 'ALF' Movie

You can thank 'The Smurfs' for this one

By William Goss Aug 9, 2012 2:41PM
Do you remember how badly you wanted a live-action movie featuring CGI Smurfs, or Yogi Bear, or Alvin and the Chipmunks for that matter? No? That's just too bad! "The Smurfs" took in $142 million domestic and another $421 million worldwide, and each of the other updates did similarly well, so not only are we getting sequels to that franchise, but the brains behind it are reportedly gunning to bring "ALF" back for a generation that's never grown up with the character.

However, if you are refined enough to be reading The Hitlist (and we thank you for that), then you're probably already aware that ALF was a furry, sarcastic, garage-dwelling alien with an appetite for cats. (We let this go on for four seasons, people.) He's already had a TV movie and an animated spin-off, but now, original voice actor Paul Fusco gets to return for the proper Hollywood treatment of a mildly beloved '80s icon.

Of course, there isn't so much as a writer or director lined up yet, but c'mon! An "ALF" movie practically writes itself! No, seriously, we're going to sit back and wait and see if it will in fact write itself...
11Comments
Aug 10, 2012 8:35AM
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Seriously..... all these idiots posting about sugar babies and 50s dating and all this other dating crap need to get a freakin life!!
Aug 10, 2012 9:21AM
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I loved ALF as a child and have picked up watching him again on Netflix! An ALF movie would be great.

Aug 10, 2012 8:43AM
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Call me crazy, but I loved Alf when it was on!  I was disappointed that things never really wrapped up on its final episode.  Alf was one sassy alien and I enjoyed the humor of the show.  In reading the posts below, I guess I'm in the minority.
Aug 10, 2012 7:30AM
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There are officially no original ideas left in Hollywood...
Aug 10, 2012 7:07AM
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Will the same cast members be in the movie. I would love to see what the kids look like now!
Aug 10, 2012 11:23AM
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could be interesting to see if there will be a "ALF" movie !!
Aug 10, 2012 8:29AM
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It is official: The world is, in fact, ending. That explains why we are in a basket and it is getting warmer.
Aug 10, 2012 6:38AM
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Here is the problem "Ted" effectively was the ALF movie so any movie based on ALF will seem like a rip off of "Ted" and in this day & age ALF would play best as an R rated comedy.    
Aug 10, 2012 7:18AM
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When Alf was on television, I thought he was absolutely hilarious.   I know that sounds stupid but it's true.  However; An Alf movie?  Give me a break.  An Alf cartoon movie for the children, YES, but not an actual Alf movie.  I would think that we as a society are above that now. 
Aug 10, 2012 8:17AM
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The "brains behind" the ALF TV show are planning a movie?  There were no brains involved in that movie, just a bunch of stoners.  Bring on the movie, though.  Hollywood has recycled everything else that TV has upchucked, so why not some Remulackian muck?!?  LOL
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