MGM has revealed that its animated feature film The Addams Family will release on October 11, 2019 just in time for Halloween! Based on the classic cartoons by Charles Addams, the film is being directed by Conrad Vernon with Cinesite Studios handling the animation. The Jackal Group is producing the film.
Quick on the heels of the release date reveal, it has been understood that Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Oscar Isaac is in talks to voice for Gomez Addams.
Isaac will play daring rebel pilot Poe Dameron in the Star Wars universe cutting his voice over teeth on video games for the franchise. Earlier, he had played the armored villain in X-Men: Apocalypse and starred as the tech genius recluse Nathan in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina.
The role of Gomez was first performed by John Astin in the ’60s live-action series and later by Raúl Juliá in the feature films of 1991 and 1993. Later, Tim Curry played Gomez in Addams Family Reunion (1998), while Glenn Taranto donned the iconic mustache for the 1999 series The New Addams Family.
The Addams Family is scripted by Pamela Pettler.