As we wrote up back in October, MGM is working on a computer-animated Addams Family movie, rather than the live-action one that the internet has been fancasting. However, it sounds like they’ve heard the internet on at least one role: Gomez.
According to Tracking Board, Oscar Isaac is in talks to voice Gomez Addams in the movie. There’s no word on who they’re considering to voice the other members of the family, since, according to Tracking Board, “MGM is waiting to close its deal with Isaac first before moving on to the rest of the family.”
Isaac was the obvious, intelligent choice here, so I’m delighted to read this news. The internet has been fancasting Isaac as Gomez for months now, usually with either Ruth Negga or Eva Green as Morticia, and it seems like the sort of role he would totally own. (Negga and Green would also both own the Morticia role, but I don’t want to choose between them and you can’t make me.)
oscar isaac and ruth negga as gomez and morticia addams (c/o twitter fancasts) 💀🌹 pic.twitter.com/2VDBU1bWZg
— justine (@jusnines) September 22, 2017
Where is my Addams Family remake starring Eva Green & Oscar Isaac and directed by Guillermo Del Toro?! pic.twitter.com/M3Eu867Rsd
— ferdosa (@atomicwick) August 10, 2017
The Addams Family film will be directed by Sausage Party and Shrek 2 director Conrad Vernon, from a screenplay by Corpse Bride and Monster House scribe Pamela Pettler. Cinesite Studios, who previously provided animation for Sony’s The Star and the forthcoming Gnome Alone, will provide the animation and digital effects. The studio posted that they’re “crewing up” for the Addams Family feature – so if you’re an animator who’s looking, or one of those fans who’s shared amazing art of your Addams Family dream cast, you might wanna check out their vacancies.
Deadline also reports that the film is slated for an October 11, 2019 release date, just in time for Halloween.
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