Raul Julia must be rolling in his grave right now because according to a report from Deadline, The Addams Family is heading to the big screen…again. The morbidly Gothic clan was last seen in theaters in The Addams Family Values back in 1993 and now Tim Burton wants to put his spin on the unconventional story.
According to the site, Burton will direct a stop-motion animated film based on Charles Addams’ original cartoon drawings of The Addams Family. Illumination Entertainment has acquired the rights to the images that were once staples in The New Yorker magazine. Burton is taking a direct approach to the characters by shying away from the 1960′s series, the 1990′s movies, the animated series and the Broadway musical. Instead, he wants to center on the original material so this version won’t seem like a rehash of what we’ve already seen.
Burton has an extensive background in animation dating back to his early days as a film student, so I’m interested to see what his vision for The Addams Family will be. I’m not just talking about the storyline, I mean their actual look. Will it be closer to the original drawings or something straight out of Corpse Bride? Also, how much money do you want to bet that Gomez and Morticia will be voiced by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter?
What do you think of Tim Burton taking on The Addams Family? Is it a match made in heaven?