‘Sausage Party’s’ Conrad Vernon to Direct Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Conrad Vernon is on board to direct MGM’s animated “The Addams Family” movie, sources confirm to Variety.

Vernon, who directed Sony’s animated comedy “Sausage Party,” will also produce the movie with Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz, principals of production house the Jackal Group.

The Addams family began their macabre life as single-panel gag illustrations by cartoonist Charles Addams that appeared primarily in the New Yorker. Their popularity led to the Addams Family becoming a television show in the 1960s that starred John Astin and Carolyn Jones as well as an animated series in the early 1970s. The family enjoyed a revival in the early 1990s with a pair of movies that starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christina Ricci.

The premise revolved around Gomez and Morticia Addams and their children named Wednesday and Pugsley. Also in the household were Uncle Fester and Grandmama, plus their imposing butler Lurch, the disembodied hand Thing, and Cousin Itt.

Pamela Pettler wrote the screenplay based on the cartoons with a polish by Matt Lieberman.

Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi are exec producing. MGM’s executive director Tabitha Shick is overseeing the project.

Vernon’s “Sausage Party” was a hit for Sony, grossing $140 million worldwide. He is repped by UTA and Mosaic.

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