*Snap, snap* They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky, The Addams Family. That's right, our favorite creepy family is back in a new movie. This isn't the first time the 1960s television show, The Addams Family has been adapted for film. Many of us know the popular '90s movie version starring Christina Ricci as the daughter Wednesday. But this new version is animated (there have been two animated television shows produced) and looks like it perfectly captures the dark, yet humorous nature of the Addams Family.
The teaser trailer has just dropped, and honestly, we can't wait.
For those who may not know anything about the Addams Family, well, you're really missing out. There is Gomez, who is voiced in the new movie by Oscar Isaac. Gomez is lovable, and he cares a lot about his family. And the love he has for his wife Morticia has led people to say they're an example of relationship goals. Morticia (voiced by Charlize Theron) loves her husband and children, but is still very much her own woman. And the children, Wednesday (the voice of Chloë Grace Moretz) and Pugsley (the voice of Finn Wolfhard,) are a typical brother and sister. If typical means that they like to blow each other up or toss each other out of trees.
Rounding out the gang is Uncle Fester, who is the definition of crazy uncle, the butler Lurch (who looks like some sort of Frankenstein,) and the family pet, Thing. And yes, Thing is a disembodied hand. What do you mean, that's not a pet? You can briefly see Cousin It in the trailer, who is just a hair covered body in a bowler hat. And then there's Grandma, who is a bit psychic.
The trailer opens with the iconic theme song before we see stick figures representing the various types of typical families. Then we land on the Addams Family in their new house, which is very obviously haunted. "It's home!" exclaim Gomez and Morticia. We are briefly introduced to the rest of the weirdness that makes them such an atypical family, but it is clear how much they embody what it means to be a family.
The movie is described as "Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor." Unfortunately, it doesn't come out until Halloween (how perfect) but at least we have the trailer to tide us over. *Snap, snap*
There's no official release date yet, but all signs are pointing to sometime near Halloween!