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It's a match made in goth heaven: Tim Burton, cinematic master of the charmingly macabre, and the lovably ghoulish Addams Family.

Deadline New York reports that Burton, who's currently riding high on his hit 'Alice in Wonderland,' will direct a stop-motion animated film based on illustrator Charles Addams' original drawings that first appeared In the New Yorker.

UPDATE 03/19: The story has since been denied by Burton himself, who told MTV News, "There is no truth to the story. Tim has not lined up any of his upcoming projects." It's a match made in goth heaven: Tim Burton, cinematic master of the charmingly macabre, and the lovably ghoulish Addams Family.

Deadline New York reports that Burton, who's currently riding high on his hit 'Alice in Wonderland,' will direct a stop-motion animated film based on illustrator Charles Addams' original drawings that first appeared In the New Yorker.

UPDATE 03/19: The story has since been denied by Burton himself, who told MTV News, "There is no truth to the story. Tim has not lined up any of his upcoming projects."

Addams' creations went on to inspire the '60s TV series starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones (and a classic finger-snapping theme), two '90s films staring Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston, and a Broadway musical opening this spring with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwith. Burton's intention, according to the report, is to start fresh by going back to the source and mine Addams' drawings for their "sharp wit," which had to be toned down for '60s television audiences.

Burton is no stranger to stop-motion animation, of course, having previously given us 'Corpse Bride,' 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and the recent '9,' which he produced.

Savvy bettors would place odds that Burton's favorite leading man, Johnny Depp, and real-life mate Helena Bonham Carter (the stars of 'Corpse Bride,' 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' and 'Alice') will be tapped once again, possibly as Gomez and Morticia. Or Anne Hathaway, who sports a severe, mostly monochromatic look as Burton's White Queen, could make a dandy Morticia. Burton's 'Addams Family,' like 'Alice,' will be in 3D.