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Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to the classic 80s American sitcom Alf and is set to develop a hybrid live-action / CG-animated feature film, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that producer Jordan Kerner - who recently scored a huge hit with The Smurfs - has been assigned to oversee the project. Kerner will produce the big screen adaptation alongside show creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco, the latter of whom is also expected to continue lending his voice to the character.

Originally airing between 1986 and 1990, Alf centred on a furry alien called Gordon Shumway (a.k.a. 'Alf' - an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of a suburban family, the Tanners, after his home planet of Melmac is destroyed in an explosion. Taken in by the Tanners and sheltered from the Us military, Alf causes trouble left right and centre as »

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