Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Next Retro Revival
Well it looks like we have a new entry for the "let's see what classic show/cartoon/comic from the good ol' days we can reinvent" trend. ALF...
Yes, that's right. Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to ALF, as they're already developing a live action/CG hybrid film. The show's creator, Paul Fusco, will produce the film alongside episode producer Tom Patchett and The Smurfs' producer Jordan Kerner.
What do you think? Do you think it'll be another terrible half-CG schlockfest like The Smurfs? Or something that's faithful to original source material, like The Muppets? I can't say at the moment, I'm just tired of most of these animation studios trying to modernize childhood icons and classic shows from the past, though I will give Sony Pictures Animation a lot of credit, since they have a lot of upcoming projects that do sound promising. Only time will tell with this one.