Those geniuses at Sony Pictures Animation. You know those guys who want to hang with the big boys of Dreamworks and Pixar, and to a lesser extent Illumination and Blue Sky, but make mostly heartlessly dumb films like Open Season and Smurfs are about to start working on a live action/CGI hybrid version of Alf.
Remember Alf? Yea, neither does mostly anyone, but it was an alien that lived with a family and liked eating cats and had a funny voice. He even had a cereal (so did Urkel tho) and a cartoon. It was popular for like 2 years, and somehow that is just enough time to get a big budget hollywood kids film made.
I am more than ok with many properties getting the big screen treatment, but this just seems like it came out of an execs meeting that went something like this:
Exec 1 – “We need a movie. Smurfs was last year and it was dumb but did ok”
Exec 2- ” Derp!”
Exec 1- “Alf! I love it! good work Exec 2. Heres 57 million dollars!”