Earlier this year, rumors surfaced that shock rocker Rob Zombie would be directing an adaptation of classic horror-comedy TV series The Munsters. Well, now Zombie has officially announced that this is no rumor — he’ll be directing The Munsters for the big screen.
Zombie posted the following image on his Instagram, with the caption, “Attention Boils and Ghouls! 💀The rumors are true! ☠️ My next film project will be the one I’ve been chasing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS! 🦇🦇🦇🦇 Stay tuned for exciting details as things progress! ⚡️#robzombie #themunsters #universalstudios”
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More on this as we hear it, but suffice it to say, we’re STOKED.
Back in March, Hollywood insider site Murphy’s Multiverse revealed news that Zombie was tapped to direct The Munsters for Universal, with shooting taking place in Budapest. Not only that, but Zombie has supposedly cast two of his regulars as the film’s biggest roles: Jeff Daniel Phillips (the GEICO caveman!) as the lumbering, reanimated Herman Munster; and Zombie’s wife and muse Sheri Moon Zombie as vampire homemaker Lily Munster. Also involved in the film are Richard Brake (Game of Thrones’ Night King, 3 From Hell‘s Foxy, that evil cafeteria Empire general in The Mandalorian), Jorge Garcia, and Dan Roebuck.
If you’ve never seen it, The Munsters tells the story of a family made up of Frankenstein’s monster (Herman), Dracula’s daughter (Lily), their werewolf son (Eddie, and maybe Rob will clear up the genetics here), Dracula himself (Grandpa), and their bubbly human niece (Marilyn). The Munsters are all good-natured night creatures who mostly want to help out their community and make vermin-based food, but everyone around them is fucking terrified of them, and thus hijinks ensue. The cartoonish nature of the show might feel silly to some, but in the hands of Rob Zombie — whose big hit “Dragula” is a direct reference to The Munsters — it’ll no doubt be a ton of fun.
Words by Chris Krovatin