Posted on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Tim Burton will reunite with Ed Wood screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski on a 3D stop-motion animated adaptation of Charles Addams‘ The Addams Family. We’ve heard in the past that the new project will stick closer to the source material of the Addams cartoon strips from The New Yorker.
Deadline has the following quote:
“[The project is] based on artwork that Tim absolutely loves. The retrospective in New York of Tim’s own artwork showed how much of an influence Charles Addams was to him. We want the tone to be as darkly funny and subversive as the Addams drawings, and we’ve come up with an approach that nobody has ever done before.”
The scribes got their start with Problem Child, where they caught the eye of Burton. They wrote Ed Wood, followed by The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, Agent Cody Banks and 1408. The project is set up at Universal’s Illumination Entertainment, and Illumination’s Chris Meledandri will be joined in producing the film by Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation.