Because no Hollywood franchise stays dead forever, the creepy and kooky Addams Family is returning in a new animated movie.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the long-in-development Addams Family reboot (it was announced in 2013) will be directed by Conrad Vernon, who not only co-directed Sausage Party but certainly knows his way around exploring some, um, interesting topics with animation. Pamela Pettler, the screenwriter behind familiar macabre tales Corpse Bride and Monster House, wrote the screenplay. It’s reportedly based off the original series of cartoons drawn by Charles Addams for the New Yorker back in the 1930s.
It’s been 24 years since the Addams Family last appeared on the big screen in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Addams Family Values and as a cartoon on ABC. And as exciting as it is to get Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of the family back together, the timing seems suspiciously appropo for Hollywood, considering NBC recently-announced a reboot of The Munsters that will be executive produced by Seth Meyers. Then again, The Munsters and Addams Family actually have a long competitive relationship with one another, having both premiered on the exact same week in 1964 on CBS and ABC, respectively.
No word yet on whether Oscar Isaac and Eva Green will play Gomez and Morticia, although both were practically born for the roles. Seriously, watch this fan trailer. Born for it.