Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tim Burton's Stop-Motion "Addams Family"?


Deadline.com has stated that Tim Burton might be directing a 3D, stop-motion animated adaptation of Charles Addams comics, The Addams Family.

Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-based family film unit headed by Chris Meledandri (who has produced Ice Age, Horton Hears a Who, and is producing the forthcoming Despicable Me and Flanimals), has acquired the underlying rights of the Addams drawings, once a staple of The New Yorker magazine. Burton is reportedly being considered as a director by the studio.

Meladandri will produce the film. Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation will be executive producer. A writer will be hired shortly.

If these plans come to fruition, this new Addams Family movie will be the second stop-motion feature coming from Tim Burton. Burton is still directing his feature-length animated adaptation of Frankenweenie.

9 comments:

snicketsfile said...

His 2nd stop motion feature? What about Corpse Bride? He directed that, I believe...

Fuzzy Duck said...

snicketsfile: The second forthcoming stop-motion feature from Tim Burton, "The Addams Family" and "Frankenweenie."

Alex said...

Interesting... but they've already made Addams Family movies and I'd like to see something new from Tim, even if it isn't his own original work - something like Big Fish that doesn't already have a big screen incarnation. I wish he as still attached to the Ripley movie... actually i wish he made that years ago with Jim Carrey as was meant to happen!

Anonymous said...

How exciting!! I did always think the 1 thing to make the “Aadams Family” better would be Tim!! Yay!!! Xxx

Matt said...

Okay, I can totally see these actors playing the characters:

Gomez Addams: Johnny Depp
Morticia Addams: Helena Bonham Carter
Uncle Fester: Wallace Shawn
Grandmama: Eileen Essell
*Wednsday: Imogen Poots
*Pugsley: Freddie Highmore

Alan Rickman, Christopher Lee, Timothy Spall and Paul Whitehouse as new characters!

*In American Voices, of course! :)

Fuzzy Duck said...

Matt: Those sound like interesting ideas. But Burton has stated that there isn't any truth to the "Addams Family" adaptation claims (although they seemed rather convincing from the details):

http://www.timburtoncollective.com/2010/03/burton-denies-addams-family-report.html

deadhearts666 said...

To Matt, that sounds great! I also would love to see that with those actors and actresses and i would have never thought of Freddie Highmore to be as the boy. But i always thought Pugsley was kind of a big kid? I would love to see more Christopher Lee in his films, i just love his voice its so over powering...he just has an eerie gothic voice...and he's a great actor! It's just too bad we couldn't have Elvira do some with Burton...lol. Kudos.

Matt said...

Just read it... and I just posted my excitement on Facebook too... :(

deadhearts666 said...

Aw, i'm sorry Matt, but there is always a chance he might think about doing it after Frankenweenie. :)