Here's your appropriately themed news of the day: In honor of Halloween, MGM has announced that they're currently developing a new Addams Family movie, this time as an animated feature. From Variety:

MGM is in final negotiations with BermanBraun’s Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun to produce an animated film based on the comedically macabre clan, based on the cartoons created by Charles Addams.

Pamela Pettler, whose credits include “Corpse Bride” and “Monster House,” has been signed to write the screenplay. The film will be exec produced by Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi.

Considering this isn't going to be a remake of the already-excellent Addams family movies of TV shows of the past, this could actually be pretty cool—that whole story is perfect for animation already, and the everyone can always use more Addams family in their lives. Plus, The Addams Family was originally a cartoon that ran in The New Yorker between 1938 and 1988 (until creator Charles Addams' death), so it'll be a good throwback to its roots. 

Here's hoping for 100 percent more of Wednesday Addams' badassery in this thing.

[via Variety]