‘Addams Family’ Reborn As Animated Movie At MGM (EXCLUSIVE)

Addams Family

BermanBraun on board to produce

Just in time for Halloween — the durable Addams Family is heading for another incarnation, this time as an MGM animated movie.

MGM is in final negotiations with BermanBraun’s Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun to produce an animated film based on the comedically macabre clan, based on the cartoons created by Charles Addams.

Pamela Pettler, whose credits include “Corpse Bride” and “Monster House,” has been signed to write the screenplay. The film will be exec produced by Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi.

The Addams Family originated in 150 single panel cartoons by Addams, about half of which were published in The New Yorker between 1938 and Addams’ death in 1988. The characters became famous through ABC’s sitcom, which ran for two seasons between 1964 and 1966 and led to several other TV series, two Paramount live-action films and most recently a Broadway musical.

Chris Meledandri’s Illumination had been developing a Tim Burton-helmed, stop-motion “The Addams Family” movie, but disclosed earlier this year that it had ditched the project.

MGM and BermanBraun announced in June that they had signed a first-look film deal as part of an overall pact to develop content across broadcast and cable.

BermanBraun’s roster of shows include NBC’s series “Camp,” HGTV’s “Garage Sale Wars” and Showtime’s “Polyamory.” The banner is also developing Ben Stiller’s “Rentaghost” at Fox and an adaptation of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.”

BermanBraun also announced last week that it was teaming with AOL to overhaul the Moviefone service as a broader destination for entertainment news and content.

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  1. Russell Cook says:

    Nobody cares about your stupid Addams Family film that I definitely wont be seeing. Adult Wednsday addams, yeah I would go see that, if you hired her Melissa Hunter for to play her and right for Those jack offs.

  2. W. R. Askins says:

    I agree. Melissa Hunter really has a feel for the whole Addams bit. Having her you tube series flagged (Adult Wednesday Addams)for basically being to good was a shame. I wounder when Parody became illegal.

  3. Allen McGann says:

    It would be best if they hired Melissa Hunter(Adult Wednesday Addams web series) to write the movie, she really has a feel for the Addams like no one else. She is the only one I would trust with the Addams legacy.

  4. Haven Wolf says:

    Sorry if not done by people who know the show or benefits of free advertising are bound to fail in my eyes

  5. Stop Motion will suit it.

  6. Daniel says:

    without Burton and with someone who work in titles like Rentaghost and Garage Sales Wars it doesn’t sound as a good idea.
    Unless you include Burton or Laika, a stop-motion movie isn’t gonna be good

  7. James says:

    I hope Lisa Loring & Ken Weatherwax(original Wednesday & Pugsley) will do their voices!

  8. cadavra says:

    I’d sooner see a film of the musical–with Lane & Neuwirth reprising their roles–than a cartoon written by 20-somethings with next to no knowledge of the original drawings.

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