You can file this under “super appropriate news” given the day. Variety is reporting that MGM is in final negotiations with BermanBraun to make an animated film based on The Addams Family! Corpse Bride and Monster House screenwriter Pamela Pettler has signed on to pen the screenplay based on Charles Addams’ long-running comic strip. Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi will executive produce the film, which is currently without a director or release date.
Comprised of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing, The Addams Family ran as a comic strip from 1938 until 1988 and have appeared in countless animated series and specials. The strip was previously adapted into three live action films including The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion.