The perfect casting of Oscar Isaac in the role of Gomez Addams from The Addams Family has been a long-awaited dream for many film fans over the last few months, turns out The Last Jedi actor is currently in talks to take on the role, but in MGM’s animated feature.
The Sausage Party’s Conrad Vernon will take the helm on the project to adapt the screenplay by Pamela Pettler (“Corpse Bride”), with revisions by Matt Lieberman. Vernon, Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz will produce the project which is currently in production at Cinesite Studios in Vancouver.
Apparently, MGM is waiting to come to a deal with Isaac to cast the rest of the characters including Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch and Uncle Fester.
The Addams Family originally appeared as an unrelated group of 150 single-panel cartoons, about half of which were originally published in The New Yorker between their debut in 1938 and 1988, the year in which their creator, Charles Addams died. They have appeared both in TV and film with the last revival coming in 1991 where Raúl Juliá played Gomez, Angelica Houston played Morticia, Christina Ricci played Wednesday, Christopher Lloyd played Fester, and Joan Cusack played Fester’s wife, Debbie Jellinsky, in the 1993 sequel, The Addams Family Values.
Talk first emerged back in 2010 of a reboot of the film with Tim Burton at the helm of a 3D Stop Motion version, this animated incarnation has been in development since 2013.
No plot details have been announced but tonally the animation is said to likely be in the vein of the original New Yorker cartoons that spurred an animated series, an ABC TV show, and two Barry Sonnenfeld movies.
The movie will now set to be released on October 11th, 2019.