MGM Studios has set the release date for its CG-animated feature-film reboot of The Addams Family: October 11, 2019.
In addition to news of the film’s release, it’s been reported that Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Oscar Isaac is currently in negotiations to voice the titular macabre family’s patriarch, Gomez Addams. The role was perhaps most famously portrayed in two ’90s live-action Addams Family films by the late Raul Julia.
From a script by Pamela Pettler and Matt Lieberman, and directed by Sausage Party’s Conrad Vernon, MGM’s Addams Family will reimagine the classic horror-comedy clan that debuted in a series of New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams. Addams produced 150 single-panel illustrations starring the creepy (but lovable) family of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch and Grandmama. The strip ran for 50 years, from 1938 to Addams’ death in 1988.
The Addams Family was adapted to television with a beloved 1964-66 ABC comedy starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones. This was followed by a short-lived animated series (which got its own Gold Key comic tie-in), a reunion special and a couple of revivals (both animated and live-action, and both brief).
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