Animated feature in development
Coming off the success of the dull Alice in Wonderland for Disney, he’s aligning himself with Universal’s Illumination Entertainment and producer Chris Meledandri to resurrect The Addams Family.
The goal is to create a stop-motion animated film in 3D, similar to what Burton is doing with Frankenweenie right now. A writer for Addams Family is currently being sought (the rights were recently purchased so the deal is still fresh) and, according to Deadline, it will hold no relation to the television series or the two feature films starring Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston.
Burton will provide the visual palette for the picture which will invoke creator Charles Addams’ original drawings. The director is also developing Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp.