Variety broke the news on Thursday – The Addams Family is headed back to the big screen, but this time not as a live action movie, but an animated flick.
The Addams Family originated in 150 single panel cartoons by Addams, about half of which were published in The New Yorker between 1938 and Addams’ death in 1988. The characters became famous through ABC’s sitcom, which ran for two seasons between 1964 and 1966 and led to several other TV series, two Paramount live-action films and most recently a Broadway musical.
MGM is moving forward with the project, which will be written by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride), with Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi producing. The movie is still in the planning stages at this point as the script hasn’t been turned in, so no word on release date for the movie.