Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire the film rights to classic 1980's sitcom "ALF" to turn it into a feature which, like their recent "The Smurfs" film, will combine CG and live action says Heat Vision.
The late 80's sitcom followed a friendly and furry, wisecracking Melmac alien and his life with a regular family. The sarcastic creature (which was a puppet on set) courts trouble with government forces that are on his tail.
Jordan Kerner ("The Smurfs," "Inspector Gadget") will produce alongside show creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco. Fusco, who voiced the character on the show, is expected reprise his role for the movie.
No writer or director is attached as yet.