I’m sure you’ve witnessed The Addams Family in one way or another, whether it’s the comics, the various TV shows, the ’90s movies, or especially that catchy theme song. After many years of dormancy, it looks like the famous supernatural family will be revived as a computer-animated feature, with an October 2019 release date!
As reported by Variety, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has scheduled its animated reboot of The Addams Family for a theatrical release on October 11, 2019. The Jackal Group is set to produce the feature, while Cinesite Studios, the studio that animated Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, will provide the CG animation.
Directing the film is DreamWorks veteran Conrad Vernon, who recently co-directed Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and the adult animated comedy Sausage Party. Vernon will adapt the movie from a screenplay by Pamela Pettler (whose writing credits include dark animated films like Corpse Bride, Monster House, and 9) with Matt Lieberman (the upcoming Scooby) providing script revisions.
Casting for the movie appears to be in progress, as Oscar Isaac of the Star Wars sequel trilogy is in talks to voice Gomez Addams, the patriarch of the family.
The Addams Family began their life in 1938 as one-panel comics that cartoonist Charles Addams provided for The New Yorker. The comics centered on a wealthy family of borderline-supernatural beings with a grotesque and disturbing lifestyle. It later turned into an iconic media franchise with numerous TV, movie, and video game adaptations. Among those were two short-lived animated shows from 1973 and 1992, both produced by Hanna-Barbera (the latter being the one I grew up with).
Are you excited to see The Addams Family return to the big screen? Tell us your nostalgic memories of Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of the family!
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes