So we couldn’t help but be entertained by Mike Flemming’s recent post on Deadline. It seems last week Flemming broke the story about Tim Burton’s 3D animated Addams Family movie only to have it debunked by MTV. Flemming’s response:
“Deadline hardly needs MTV.com to become a self-appointed truth squad, the site should stick to its strength — which appears to be aggregating, and all the breathless scoops that come from surface-scratching celebrity junket interviews. As for my own cynical readers, I figure you are the same ones who sent nyah-nyah missives when Neil Patrick Harris denied my report that he would be in the song and dance number that opened the Academy Awards (he rehearsed with Martin Short, but the latter bowed out due to a personal emergency). You guys will learn to trust me.”
The Addams Family is listed in the in development section of Burton’s IMDb page. In our opinion, this would make a lot more sense post-Alice in Wonderland‘s box office success than remaking his 1984 short film, Frankenweenie. Or does today’s announcement that Alice scribe Linda Woolverton has signed on to pen a live-action Sleeping Beauty spin-off, Maleficent, suggest we’ll see another Disney project from the director? Stay tuned.