'Sausage Party's' Conrad Vernon to Direct Animated 'Addams Family' Movie


The Addams Family began as a popular comic strip that was featured in the New Yorker and illustrated by cartoonist Charles Addams.

After the original series went off the air in 1966, The Addams Family found new life in animated form, appearing on The New Scooby-Doo Movies in 1972, with John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy returning to voice their characters. The family enjoyed a revival in the early 1990s with a pair of hit movies that starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci.

The Addams Family series is known for giving the ideal American family a morbid and satirical spin.

The co-director of Sausage Party will take to the helm of the the animated tale that tells the adventures of Gomez and Morticia; their children Wednesday and Pugsley; along with Uncle Fester and Grandmama; the imposing butler Lurch; Thing, a disembodied hand; and Cousin Itt, a being covered in long hair. Pamela Pettler, the writer of Corpse Bride, Monster House, and 9 will be penning the film's script based on the series' early cartoons. The development of the movie was announced in 2013. The film will purportedly be animated by Vancouver's Cinesite Studios.

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No release date for The Addams Family reboot was revealed.

It remains to be seen if Vernon will stick to Addams' specifications for the cartoon style, but most likely not.

Vernon is a veteran of DreamWorks Animation, earning director credits on Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens and Madagascar 3 prior to the indie success Sausage Party.

We do not know how far along development is at this point on The Addams Family, but we'll keep you posted if anything changes.