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

Angelo Anderson
October 13, 2017

Produced by MGM, the project is expected to stick closer to the original spirit and it comes even to find a director because the studio has just announced that it was Conrad Vernon, the co-director of the excellent Sausage Party, which will take care of it.

For the new movie, the studio is heading back to the family's roots - a series of cartoons drawn by Charles Addms that first appeared in the New Yorker back in the 1930s.

The premise revolved around taking the American family ideal and giving it a morbid and satirical spin. The family enjoyed a revival in the early 1990s with a pair of hit movies that starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci. Pamela Pettler, known for Corpse Bride and Monster House, wrote the screenplay based on cartoons that were revised by Matt Lieberman. The parents were named Gomez and Morticia, their children named Wednesday and Pugsley. The filmmaker will also produce the upcoming pic alongside Alex Schwartz and Gail Berman, under her banner The Jackal Group. Also in the household were Uncle Fester and Grandmama, plus their imposing butler Lurch, the disembodied hand Thing, and Cousin Itt.

Tim Burton did seem like a flawless fit for the animated film. The strip was previously adapted into three live action films including The Addams Family in 1991, Addams Family Values in 1993, and Addams Family Reunion in 1998.

We will therefore not be surprised by learning through Variety that a new film based on The Addams Family is now in the project.

Conrad Vernon who directed the raunchy animated comedy Sausage Party is on board to helm MGM's upcoming animated take on The Addams Family, according to THR.

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.

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