It looks like things are progressing pretty nicely for the latest adaptation of the brilliant work of Mr. Charles Addams. In addition to being in old school stop-motion animation and directed by Tim Burton, the Illumination Films and Universal Pictures project has signed on Ed Wood screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for the project.
Per Deadline New York Alexander and Karaszewski board an Addams Family project that [was] first revealed in March, when [producer Chris] Meledandri bought the rights to the ghoulish, darkly humorous drawings that Charles Addams created for The New Yorker.
“[The] project [is] based on artwork that Tim absolutely loves,” Karasewski said. “The retrospective in New York of Tim’s own artwork showed how much of an influence Charles Addams was to him. We want the tone to be as darkly funny and subversive as the Addams drawings, and we’ve come up with an approach that nobody has ever done before.”
If you weren’t excited already, this should seal the deal. Keep it here for more as it comes.
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