ALF coming to the big screen?

Paul Fusco & his alter ego ALF (Pic: TheHollywoodReporter.com)

If you’re a child of the 80s you would have grown up with the loveable Alien ALF.

ALF was a cat loving alien from Melmack who landed in suburban American family, the Tanner’s, backyard and turned their lives upside down.

ALF ran from 1986-1990. He never had a proper send off as the network decided to cancel the show after the final episode of the 1990 season had been filmed. Fans were disappointed that they didn’t get closure.

Fans may finally get some sort of closure as Paul Fusco, ALF creator and also the voice and puppeteer behinf ALF, has announced that now may be the time for ALF to make a comeback.

Fusco told The Hollywood Reporter that he feels the world is ready for ALF’s return.

He went on to say, “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.”

As for the plot, Fusco concedes that it does need to be updated “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,” he says. 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.”

No studios have shown interest yet but Fusco is knocking on their doors, so who know ALF may be the latest piece of the 80s being brought into the 21st century!

Below are some of ALF’s best bits:

Wonder what ALF has been up to since the series ended, check out this interview he did with Good Morning America in October 2011.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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