Rob Zombie stops at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The rocker-turned-filmmaker said on social media today that he will tackle The Munsters as his next film project. The adaptation of the 1960s creepshow comedy will be for Universal 1440 Entertainment, NBCU has confirmed, which likely means it will air on Peacock.
“Watch out for boils and ghouls!” He wrote amidst the emojis on Instagram. “The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I have been pursuing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS! See the full post below.
Zombie achieved two Halloween reboot of films in the 2000s and more recently written and directed 3 from hell and 31. He launched his career as a feature film director with House of 1000 corpses (2003) and followed with The devil’s rejections two years later. He wrote and directed both but didn’t say if he planned to write The Munsters as well as.
Chronicle of the decidedly different life of a friendly monster family in Mockingbird Heights, The Munsters originally aired 1964 thru 1966 on NBC – the same time period as the equally ooky Addams Family ran on ABC. The Munsters starred Fred Gwynne as the towering, grinning but generally distraught and easily frustrated patriarch and Yvonne DeCarlo as the more grounded Frankenstein-esque bride Lily Munster.
The sitcom was not a huge success but became a syndication favorite over the next half century, and a syndicated version from 1988-91 followed. Decades later, NBC was in the process of developing a Jill Kargman and Seth Meyers reboot series.
Zombies Munsters announcement comes four months after Netflix’s reveal Wednesday, a Addams Family series derived from Tim Burton.
Here’s Zombie’s Instagram post: