Variety reports that the durable The Addams Family is heading for another incarnation, this time as an MGM animated movie.
MGM is in final negotiations with BermanBraun’s Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun to produce an animated film based on the comedically macabre clan, based on the cartoons created by Charles Addams.
Pamela Pettler, whose credits include Corpse Bride and the incredible Monster House, has been signed to write the screenplay. The film will be exec produced by Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi.
“The Addams Family” originated in 150 single panel cartoons by Addams, pictured, 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.
Chris Meledandri’s Illumination had been developing a Tim Burton-helmed, stop-motion The Addams Family movie, but disclosed earlier this year that it had ditched the project.