Burton's Stop Motion Addams Family Project Moving Forward
Back in March we reported that Tim Burton was developing a new version of an Addams Family movie, and will actually be going back to Charles Addams' original comics and making it animated, not live-action. Illumination Entertainment, who made Universal's Despicable Me, is developing this, but they didn't have a writer in March, so we weren't sure how soon it was going to happen. ComingSoon just talked with producer Chris Meledandri who confirmed that this new Addams Family movie is moving forward with Burton and that it'll be stop-motion, not computer animated. However, it's still in the very early stages of development.
ComingSoon hasn't published any quotes from Meledandri yet, so we're simply going off of what they said. Apparently it's planned for stop motion, but of course that could change (but I hope it doesn't). Isn't Burton already working on a feature version of his stop motion short Frankenweenie? Maybe he rekindled his love for that animation style while working on that, but I'm not sure if it's even started production. Interestingly, Meledandri also said they might go black & white with the Addams Family movie, which would be cool to see, but again that's still undetermined as of now. This sounds like it could be great, we'll keep you updated.