It’s never too early to get excited for The Addams Family’s latest incarnation
Wednesday Addams fans, rejoice (or maybe just spookily stare into the distance), as the new trailer for The Addams Family has arrived. Our favourite creepy family has been given a new lease of gothic goodness in the animated adaptation of the 1991 classic, which is due to hit cinemas this Halloween.
And no, we don’t think it’s too early to get excited.
Although the trailer doesn’t give much away about the plot, we know the story starts with the family moving into a new house. Cue cruel pranks, strange going-ons and witty one-liners told through some hauntingly amazing animation.
And, with Conrad Vernon (Shrek) and Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party) at the helm, it’s sure to be a bit of fun that we can all get on-board with.
Scroll down to watch the trailer below. In the meantime, here’s everything we know about The Addams Family reboot with Charlize Theron as Morticia.
Lending their voices to the kooky cast, Charlize Theron will bring Morticia Addams back to life, while Oscar Isaacs plays her beloved Gomez and Chloë Grace Moretz takes on cult icon Wednesday.
And if those big names didn’t get you excited enough, Hollywood legend Bette Midler will also star as Grandma.
Two new characters Margaux and Parker Needler - a mother-daughter duo who serve as the arch nemeses for Morticia and Wednesday – will be introduced by Allison Janney and Elsie Fisher. Just a casual line-up of names then…
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So, why the decision to go with an animated reboot instead of a live action cast?
Well, the choice was made in honour of creator Charles Addams’ original vision for his characters, who began life as cartoons published in The New Yorker in 1938.
Angelica Hudson and Christina Ricci then used their skills to make Morticia and Wednesday into two of the Nineties’ biggest film icons, leaving some big boots for the next actors to fill. But, even without actually appearing on the screen, we’re already a little bit obsessed with Theron and Moretz’s takes on the two fiercely feminist leading females.