Rumor Patrol: Tim Burton’s Addams Family 3D?

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Addams Family by Charles Addams Rumor Patrol: Tim Burtons Addams Family 3D?

Our friends over at Deadline mentioned that a 3D version of The Addams Family is on the way, spearheaded by the brilliant Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Corpse Bride).

MTV got word and reached out to Burton’s people directly about the possible 3D remake – However, Burton’s camp responded that “there is no truth to the story.” Sounds pretty final to me, but read on for more about the rumor and the response from the Burton camp. 

It was reported that Burton would be directing a 3D stop-motion animation film based on Charles Addams’ original drawings (some of which appeared in the New Yorker) that would not be directly related to the litany of Addams Family films and television series that have come before.

It was further reported that Illumination Entertainment (they’ve got Dr. Suess’ The Lorax on the way!) under the Universal umbrella, had acquired the rights to those drawings and that Chris Meladandri, the head of Illumination, would produce the film.

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A Dream Unfulfilled

It may well be true that Illumination did purchase those rights, but here’s a little more proof from Burton’s people that he’s not attached:

“Tim has not lined up any of his upcoming projects.”

So he’s got upcoming projects (although that’s not surprising) and apparently this isn’t one of them (see first quote).  I wonder what’s on Burton’s plate… Now that Hollywood is doing a fantastic job of beating the 3D horse to death, maybe it’s time for 4D.  Like, you buy glasses that allow you to slip into one of those other dimensions string-theorists talk about and watch the movie there.  Imagine how much they’d charge for THAT ticket!  It’s gotta be just around the corner.

Charles Addams House Rumor Patrol: Tim Burtons Addams Family 3D?

 

The Addams Family 3D Stop-Animation flick may never, ever come.

Source: Deadline, MTV

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  1. As cool as it could be, I must say I'm somewhat relieved that Tim Burton may not be doing this. All of his most recent works (Corpse Bride and Big Fish excluded) have been based on previously written or filmed material. I greatly enjoy Burton's original work and would like to see more of it in the future.

  2. seriously, tim burton need to go the ____ away. he's turning in to lucas, spielberg cameron. i should call my bookie and have him put down $10,000 that depp is gomez.

  3. my friend kat said…
    “wouldn't it be great if robert pattinson was lurch?”
    i have to agree, he'd be perfect

  4. As cool as it could be, I must say I'm somewhat relieved that Tim Burton may not be doing this. All of his most recent works (Corpse Bride and Big Fish excluded) have been based on previously written or filmed material. I greatly enjoy Burton's original work and would like to see more of it in the future.

  5. seriously, tim burton need to go the ____ away. he's turning in to lucas, spielberg cameron. i should call my bookie and have him put down $10,000 that depp is gomez.

  6. my friend kat said…
    “wouldn't it be great if robert pattinson was lurch?”
    i have to agree, he'd be perfect

  7. If this remake goes ahead, I vote we all pitch a few dollars into the pot to have Burton's house nuked.

    The Addams Family was classic, and it's already been mauled w/ 3 mediocre to bad movies & a really pathetic tv remake (I realize the original tv series was based off the comic strips too, but it's still classic or cult classic depending on your POV).

    No more remakes, no more reboots, no more continuations of series that have already run out of steam. We want *NEW MOVIES!

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