Fans of "The Addams Family" are getting a Halloween treat: MGM has announced that the spooky clan will get another big screen adaptation.
This time, the "Addams" story will be animated, with MGM in final negotiations with BermanBraun to produce the project. "Corpse Bride" writer Pamela Pettler will pen the screenplay.
"The Addams Family" was first introduced in a comic strip written by Charles Addams, some of which ran in The New Yorker from 1938 until 1988. The strips were also adapted into a TV comedy that ran from 1964 to 1966, and had several other small screen iterations before hitting the big screen in a pair of Barry Sonnenfeld-directed films in 1991 and 1993.
Variety reports that a previously-planned Tim Burton-directed stop-motion "Addams" adaptation has since been scrapped. We're glad MGM is sticking with animation for this new project; it seems to be the perfect medium for the creepy and kooky family.
Plus, animation could allow for some of the cast of Sonnenfeld's movies to reprise their roles via voiceover. Any chance to have Christina Ricci give another awesomely deadpan performance as Wednesday Addams would be more than welcome.
Stay tuned for more details.