MGM Studios has at-long-last confirmed a release date for its animated reboot of The Addams Family. The American production company says the "creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky" family will return to our screens in 2019 – hitting cinemas on October 11.
And according to various sources, Oscar Isaac (who plays Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is currently in negotiations to voice Gomez Addams.
Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party, Shrek 2) will direct the film from a screenplay written by Pamela Pettler (Monster House, Corpse Bride), THR reports.
Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi will co-produce the animated film while MGM executive Tabitha Shick oversees the project, which is underway at Cinesite Studios in Vancouver.
For the new movie, the studio wants to back to the roots of Addams Family, who started their macabre life as a comic strip in the New Yorker by cartoonist Charles Addams.
Addams produced 150 single-panel illustrations starring the now-iconic gothic family, including Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch and Grandmama.
His strip ran for 50 years, from 1938 to Addams' death in 1988.
Its popularity, however, led to a television show in the 60s, an animated series in the 70s and a revival in the 90s with two films, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci.
EXCLUSIVE: The Internet gets its wish, as #TheLastJedi star OSCAR ISAAC is in negotiations to voice Gomez Addams in MGM's animated ADDAMS FAMILY movie! https://t.co/q3cKxfVVIj pic.twitter.com/Sff1NuqrgY— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) December 15, 2017
Isaac has been an internet favorite to play Gomez for years now because, as Tracking Board explains, the actor makes for a fine physical substitute for the mustachioed pseudo-vampire.
It may be a while until we find out who the other cast members are, or even see any clips.
So, until then, the only material we have is in this fan-made trailer from YouTuber Alexia Bertha, which reimagines the Addams Family as a Netflix Original series. Enjoy.