Yeah, yeah, yeah, say what you will about Hollywood being out of ideas and the tedium of unnecessary remakes and reboots – but if it means we get an ALF movie, I’m all for it. The Hollywood Reporter today announced that Sony Pictures Animation closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s sitcom and will develop the property into a hybrid CG/live action feature. The company responsible for the adaptation of The Smurfs will produce the project with show creators Tom Patchett, a veteran of 1970s comedies, and puppeteer Paul Fusco (who voiced the iconic cat-eating alien). “ALF could be more outspoken now than ever,” says Patchett, “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.” OMG, I AM SO THERE.