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Big movie remake of Alf out next summer!!!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Pbryanw, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Pbryanw

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    Just in from Ain't It Cool News:

    "The remake of this classic sitcom from the 80's is sure to be a hit with the kids and adults alike. Owen Wilson stars as the incorrigible alien from the planet Melmac whose spaceship crash-lands in a suburban family’s backyard. Ben Stiller will be playing the constantly irritated father who can’t win against the charming Alf as he befriends his children and captures the hearts of all around him with his wry wit. The big change in this Hollywood take on the series is that Alf is no longer a short, fuzzy puppet, but rather a complete CGI body with Owen Wilson’s real face spliced on. The creative team decided that his nose was large enough to suffice for the trunk of the alien, and they didn’t want to miss out on the chemistry he has with Stiller as the frustrated father. Alf is coming out next summer."

    I can't wait to watch it seeing that I was a big fan of the original :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  2. the_pauley

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    Oh goody - another Hollywood remake of an old TV show. These have all been terrific so far haven't they? :rolleyes:

    Sorry to appear cynical :devil: but this has MONUMENTAL TURKEY written all over it!
     
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    as darth vader said--nnnnooooooooooooooooo!
     
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    Why even bother? :nono: :rolleyes:
     
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    This has got to be a joke, :eek:
     
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    I could possibly, remotley, in bizaro world, understand it if they were going to have either a CGI or little costumed guy as ALF but it having owen wilsons face has got to be a joke - yes he's ugly but no where near ugly enought to be ALF
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Surly there has to be some original Idears out there in hollywood land without having to resort to this sort of rubbish? :eek:
     
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    Agree 110%. Here we go again, a conference table of Hollywood execs thinking "hey, everyone loves nostalgia, let's do another TV show from the '80s!". It completely fails to enter their minds that the TV show in question might have been complete crap to start with (like Alf).

    Will it bomb? Oh, it won't do anything spectacular that's for sure, but unfortunately, in an age when the expectations of the public are so lowered that they forget what the movie they just saw was all about by the time they've reached their cars but yet will still dutifully turn up for the next instalment of dross on offer anyway, it'll do just enough to give the studios enough encouragement to keep on doing the same thing over and over.
     
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    Dave, how about this idea? Do a movie based on a TV show which itself is the second incarnation of the TV show made 20+ years previously, which in itself was based on a movie? A kinda Movie-TV-TV-Movie thing, if you KWIM...

    Nah. Too far fetched :suicide:
     
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    I will lay money on it happening :rotfl: :D
     
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    It might, but my guess, if it did happen, is that it'd be more of a remake of the original series than the updated one (i.e. half the main characters won't suddenly be women, etc.). Yeah, they COULD do a movie of BSG:TNG (I know there must be some way it's referred to), but I think the ST:TNG movies already have shown that the market for such ventures is limited to the dedicated fans.
     

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