Hey gang! Tim Burton is jumping on board a new directing project, and it really doesn't surprise me at all to tell you that he is going to direct a new film version of the classic Addams Family in stop-motion animation, and in 3D.
This new reincarnation of The Addams Family will be much more inspired by the original source material than the previous adaptations. This film will in no way be related to the 1960's TV series or the Barry Sonnenfeld directed movies from the 90's. The project will stand on it's own. Burton's intention is to go back to the the original Addams illustrations that displayed a sharper wit than what could be placed into a 60s family TV series.
Burton loves his stop-motion animation, one of his first films was a short he made in 1984 called Frankenweenie about a boy who reanimates his dead dog. He went on to direct Corpse Bride and produce A Nightmare Before Christmas.
I truly do love most of Tim Burton's work, but lately everything is a remake of something else. I would really like to see him dive into some original content like he use to. The guy has created some great classic iconic films, and I'd like to see more of those. Now, I think The Addams Family is a great property, I enjoyed watching the TV series, and the movies were fun when I was growing up, but Burton is going to do what he does best and Burtonfy it. We already know exactly what this film is going to look like, who's going to star in it, and Danny Elfman will do the musical score. There are no surprises here, the guy follows a formula. Of course I'll go out and see the movie, but I can't say I'm overly excited about it.
The film is being set up at Universal Pictures.
What do you think about Burton directing The Addams Family?