'ALF' poised for big-screen comeback (*if Hollywood agrees)
Of all the '80s comebacks we've hoped for, I'm not sure quite where ALF ranks. Somewhere between Max Headroom, Damn Yankees and Small Wonder, perhaps?
The TV show, about a beer-guzzling furball from Melmac, lasted from 1986 to 1990 (and subsequently in animated form as well). But as just about every other '80s memory has been recycled by Hollywood, ALF remains MIA. Until now.
The Hollywood Reporter says ALF creator Paul Fusco is busy trying to get a studio to green-light a full-length, big-screen reboot of his BFF.
"I think the timing is right. That's a big important thing, timing," Fusco tells THR. "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 homerun on a lot of levels."
Homerun? Right now, '80s fans would settle for a nice base hit.
"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," Rusco says.
Click here to read the full interview, which is quite amazing and full of history about ALF.