One of the most anticipated horror movies of the year has suffered a date change once again and will be competing with Zombieland 2 now.
Are you ready to meet the all-new Addams? Well, technically, they are not really new, they are just characters inspired by Charles Addams original designs and even though the trailer of the movie received mixed reactions, the hype is only getting wilder and we can't wait for the movie's official release. Rumors of the movie being in the making have been around since years and longtime fans of Addams Family have already waited enough. To make it a tad, TAD easier on us all, MGM has moved the release date of the movie, for the second time, and the movie is now dropping earlier than scheduled.
Previously set to hit the screens on October 18th, the movie was going head-on with another big movie of the year - Maleficient 2 starring Angelina Jolie so to avoid the strict competition, probably, Addams Family's release date has been changed to October 11th. But that means that the movie will now be battling against Zombieland 2, another great film of 2019 but yes, not as hyped as Maleficient 2.
"Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor," MGM teased the upcoming movie and the official first trailer vouches for it which introduces us to all the characters and their star-studded voices.
Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac is voicing Gomez Addams and Academy Award Winner Charlize Theron is dark queen Morticia Addams. Chloë Grace Moretz, who played Carrie in Carrie will be the voice behind the creepy yet adorable Wednesday Addams. Finn Wolfhard is playing Pugsley Addams and our favorite witch from Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler is the voice behind Grandmama. It's a horror fan's dream come true.
But, while some people are absolutely loving it, some are complaining about how different the characters look from the original Addams Family movie. Well, the movie is based on the characters Charles Addams originally created in his comics. Plus, there are quite a few who are saying the designs look 'ugly' and 'weird'...hate to break it to ya but the whole point of the Addams Family is that - weird and ugly is OKAY.
Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara are also a part of the star cast. They will be playing the role of a married couple opposite the Addams. "Catherine O’Hara and I are doing voices in the ‘Addams Family’ movie that is being done now. We insisted that we record together. Because we play husband and wife. So that is always beneficial. Catherine is a life-long friend and co-worker so it comes with a very rich short-hand. So there’s an advantage to having us two together in the same room. Often you don’t get to meet the cast members," Short told Metro.
The Addams Family is a satire aimed to mock the so-called perfect American life. The family is unaffected by the fact that people find them macabre and bizarre and continue living their lives as they please. Talking about the animated movie, the director Vernon told ComicBook, "Greg and I have always been a fan of The Addams Family in past versions, so when we set out to make this movie, we were excited to do something new."
"With that in mind, I drew from the brilliantly original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons for the look of the film and decided to tell the story of how Gomez and Morticia meet, find their house and start their family. This unique approach is what drew me in to direct the film. The reimagining also extends to the stellar cast we’ve put together who will each bring their own spin to our film that will appeal to longtime fans of the Addams and introduce them to a new generation," he added. Will you be watching? Check out the trailer below if you haven't already!