Well, it's officially official: Tim Burton is making a stop-motion film based on The Addams Family. Excited? Maybe? Just a little bit? We had heard some murmurings regarding a Burton-directed Addams Family movie awhile back, and now Deadline reports the filmmaker has reunited with writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood) on what will be a stop-motion film based on the kooky family who first appeared in single-panel cartoons back in the '30s.
Friday Conversation: Should Tim Burton Make 'The Addams Family'?
There were two somewhat successful live-action Addams Family movies back in the early '90s, and of course there was the popular television show from the '60s. Burton, however, will most likely inject more spooky vibes into his film versus the previous incarnations, and while I'm of the opinion that the guy is losing fans because he refuses to take on an original project these days, some of his best stuff comes in the stop-motion format – so, yeah, at least we have that. Plus he's back with the guys who wrote Ed Wood, one of Burton's best (yet underappreciated) films, so it can't be all that bad, right?
What say you – should Burton make a stop-motion film based on The Addams Family, or are you not interested until the guy makes a new, original film?
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