Yes, yes, I know. “The Addams Family” films are an absolute classic and any film attempting to do something new with the property has a steep uphill to battle. That being said, I think an animated adaptation was the right route to take. You’re gonna have a tough time doing a live action adaptation that doesn’t draw comparisons to the ’90s films, so you might as well do something completely different with it.
“The Addams Family” stars Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Meddler, and Allison Janney as the kooky Addams Family.
The teaser trailer, which you can watch below, doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the plot of the movie, but it does show the kind of tone and humor they’re going for. Personally, I think the animated style does a good job of invoking the original hand drawn images. And while the one off gags are nice, the real test will come when we get to see how dark and weird the plot gets.
“The Addams Family” hits theaters this Halloween.