ALF creator Paul Fusco recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he believes the “timing is right” for an ALF movie. Probably because he’s run out of money, or his wife is driving him crazy while he’s sitting around the house. Whatever. I wouldn’t say no to more ALF.
I don’t believe the timing is or ever will be right for an ALF film adaptation, but if someone pulled a Morpheus and allowed me to choose the path of my existence, one in a world without an ALF movie and one with an ALF movie, I would pick the ALF movie, mostly because I’m not fond of cats.
(Note for our younger readers: A running gag in the sitcom ALF was that he kept trying to eat the family cat, which is why that joke I made is so upriotous.)
This is all coming for the creator, who hasn’t actually pitched anything to anyone yet, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but I really think that this could be the tipping point my life needs.
HEY PAUL FUSCO! TALK SOME MORE ABOUT ALF!:
“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.”
THANKS, PAUL FUSCO!