Universal has snagged Rob Zombie to helm their upcoming new movie based on The Munsters. Neither Zombie nor Universal has commented on the rumors.
That said, if you know Zombie, you know he’s a super fan of all things Munsters. So this news makes a bit of sense to me. What do you think? Let us know!
Murphy’s Multiverse reports that production is set to kick off in Budapest in early May. Sheri Moon Zombie has reportedly been cast as Lily Munster, while Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem, 3 from Hell) will play Herman. Daniel Roebuck and Richard Brake have also been cast in undisclosed roles along with Jorge Garcia (Lost) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark).
I'll keep a careful eye on this one. I know his last few movies have been, for lack of a better word, not very good (I liked House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, but 31, his Halloween remakes and 3 From Hell left a LOT to be desired, hell, 3FH shouldn't have even happened), but I'd like to see RZ step out of his usual edgy fare for a change. People are naturally worried that he'll make an R-rated reboot of a kid's show, but he's a huge fan of the series (his Dragula music video draws a lot of inspirations from Munsters) and Eli Roth did make a family-friendly film recently, so who's to say RZ couldn't do the same?
Great choice of music for The Devil's Rejects' ending BTW, Kingsman: the Secret Service also used that song for the awesome church scene.