The creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky family is set to return to the big screen in 2019, and it looks like a very popular actor from the new Star Wars movies could be the one to voice Gomez Addams.
According to The Tracking Board, Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina), who is currently enjoying time on the big screen as X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is in discussions to join the cast of the animated The Addams Family movie to voice Gomez Addams, the patriarch of the gothic family that first appeared on TV in the 1960s ABC series (John Astin played the first on-screen version of the iconic comic strip character created by Charles Addams).
On the heels of Isaac's potential casting, Variety reports that MGM has scheduled The Addams Family animated film for an October 11th, 2019 release—the same day that Paramount's Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie is slated to haunt theaters.
Conrad Vernon, the co-director behind the unforgettable R-rated animated comedy (or horror film, depending on how you look at it) Sausage Party, is set to direct The Addams Family animated movie from a screenplay by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House), with additional writing done by Matt Lieberman. The movie will be based on Charles Addams' iconic single-panel comics that first introduced readers to the frightening and fun family that now includes husband and wife Gomez and Morticia, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, the Frankenstein's monster-esque butler Lurch, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, the hairy Cousin Itt, and the dismembered hand known as Thing.
In addition to directing, Vernon will produce The Addams Family movie alongside Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz, with Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi executive producing. Production is now moving forward at Vancouver's Cinesite Studios. Other than Isaac, no other actors are currently reported to be in discussions to join the voice cast, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.
Charles Addams' comics were first adapted for the small screen on ABC's live action The Addams Family TV series, which ran from 1964–1966, the same timespan that The Munsters was airing on CBS. The Addams family would go on to return in numerous live action TV specials over the years, with new actors playing the iconic roles in The New Addams Family series that ran from 1998–1999 and three feature films that were released in the 1990s. The altogether ooky family also appeared in the realm of cartoons with an appearance in The New Scooby-Doo Movies and two of their own animated series.
Are you looking forward to an animated Addams Family movie? Do you hope that it leans more towards the family-friendly vibe of Hotel Transylvania or would you prefer to see more edgy comedy in the vein of Sausage Party? Let us know in the comments section and get your snapping fingers ready for that iconic theme song!