Back in March it got loose that Tim Burton was planning a stop-motion, 3D take on The Addams Family comics (Charles Addams’ New Yorker satirical pieces, rather than the popular TV show and films). While Burton hedged his bets at the time, ComingSoon had a chat with the producer of the project Christopher Meledandri who confirms the projects existence, and Burton’s involvement.
Burton still isn’t signed on to direct (he hasn’t solely directed either of the stop-motion films he’s produced anyway) and the script isn’t done yet, but I can imagine 3D is still a sure thing. ComingSoon asked about the film’s choice of color palette –if the film might mirror the original comics and be in black and white– but Meledandri says the decision hasn’t been made between that or ultra-washed-out, gloomy desaturation.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey