It's the Halloween news you didn't know you needed: King of kook Tim Burton, the creative mastermind behind films Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is rebooting the Addams family. According to Deadline, who revealed the news last week, the film director is negotiating with MGM TV to executive produce and direct all episodes, while Netflix is at the top of the list to buy the project's rights.
The Addams Family is probably the most famous spooky family in cinema history. First created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, the story has seen numerous screen adaptations, including two live-action TV shows and several film franchises, though it was the 90s black comedy starring Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams, Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams, and Raul Julia as Gomez Addams, that become the classic. And more recently, the Addams Family was made into an animated film with voice-overs by Charleze Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Issac and Snoop Dog (dropping in 2021).
So what will be Burton's take on the glamorous gothic story? Apparently, it'll all be from Wednesday's point of view, and set in the present day. We're thinking face coverings and eyeliner-filled tears. The cast is yet to be announced, but when we close our eyes, we can see Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter. Watch this space.
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