“Sausage” Helmer Directing Animated “Addams”

Conrad Vernon (“Sausage Party”) is set to direct an upcoming “The Addams Family” animated feature based on the classic New Yorker comic panels. Vernon, Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz will also produce.

The premise revolved around taking the American family ideal and giving it a morbid and satirical spin. The parents were Gomez and Morticia, their children were Wednesday and Pugsley. Also in the household were Uncle Fester and Grandmama, plus their imposing butler Lurch, the disembodied hand Thing and the long-haired Cousin Itt.

The comic was previously adapted into the popular 1960s sitcom starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, an animated series in the 1970s, and two Barry Sonnenfeld-directed live-action films in the early 1990s with Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci.

Pamela Pettler (“Corpse Bride,” “Monster House”) wrote the new screenplay based on the cartoons, with revisions by Matt Lieberman.

Source: Heat Vision