The Addams family are returning to the cinema screen for the first time since 1993. On this occasion, though, the kooky, ooky brood will star in their own animated movie from Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, the directors of Sausage Party. The project’s been in the works for many years now, in various forms, but now that it’s finally on its way, we just received an official synopsis to tease what’s in store for Gomez, Morticia and co.
Seen down below, it tells us that the family will be targeted by a crazed TV host who tries to turf them out of their own neighborhood. Meanwhile, Pugsley has to prepare for big family reunion while Wednesday faces the greatest horror of all – high school.
“The Addams Family lives are turned upside down when they realize the town next door is suddenly full of uptight suburbanites led by an over-the-top TV host who is trying to build the perfect world- her way! – and who will stop at nothing to get rid of a freaky family like the Addams. If that’s not bad enough, Wednesday has to go to public school for the first time, and Pugsley has to prepare for a big performance that the extended Addams family from across the globe will be coming to judge. What could possibly go wrong?”
All things considered, this sounds like it could be a fun ride as a family-friendly outing next October, though we can’t see it reaching the cult status of the 90s movies that starred Raul Julia and Angelica Huston. Christina Ricci recently said that she would be up for playing Wednesday again, so perhaps if the cartoon does well enough it could reinvigorate interest in making another live-action film?
The animated Addams will be brought to life with an all-star cast, as Oscar Isaac will lead the charge as Gomez, Charlize Theron’s Morticia, Chloe Grace Moretz is Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard’s Pugsley, Nick Kroll’s Uncle Fester and Bette Midler is Grandmama. Allison Janney, meanwhile, is the aforementioned villainous TV host, an original character for the film named Margaux Needler.
Be sure to catch The Addams Family‘s long-awaited return to theaters on October 11th, 2019.