Rob Zombie rebooted news Munsters has garnered a lot of backlash on social media, and an interesting piece of fan art has given us a preview of what the film might look like. Zombies, who debuted as a filmmaker with 2003’s house of 1000 corpses, generally creating characters with a certain type of appearance and personality. On Instagram, artist Doug McHardlane created some artwork from the classic sitcom giving members of the monster family Devils Reject-style makeover. You can watch it below.
“So it’s been in my head ever since I heard that Rob Zombie has the rights to reboot The Munsters,” McHardlane says in the caption. “Hopefully I’m wrong about what will happen here, but if I’m not here it’s the seal of time so I can say I told you so.”
McHardlane pulled this artwork back in March when news of Rob Zombie’s take on The Munsters was first announced. At the time, the news was just a rumour, with no official confirmation from Zombie or Universal Pictures, where the project was in development. A recent post by Zombie finally confirmed the information with the filmmaker and composer posting the official logo of the film on his Instagram account.
“Attention boils and dissolves! The rumors are true!” Zombie said in an Instagram post. “My next film project will be the one I’ve been pursuing for 20 years! Munsters! Stay tuned for exciting details as things progress!”
As rumors that the film was taking place have turned out to be true, it stands to reason that some of the rumored casting information may also be accurate. The original report suggested that two of Zombie’s favorite actors, Sherry Moon, would star alongside Zombie as Lily Munster and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman. Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia and Richard Braque were also reportedly cast in the lead roles, although their characters were not named. Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson is also rumored to be cast in a supporting role.
Rob Zombie Certainly known for its unique brand of horror movies. In 2019, his latest film MILF 3 From Hell, was released in theatres. It featured one of the final appearances for Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding, while Sherri Moon Zombie was brought back as Baby and Bill Moseley as Otis Driftwood. It was one of Zombie’s most violent and disturbing movies of all time.
Given Zombie’s filmmaking style, fans worry his resume Munsters Will not suit the classic series. Most fans of the original show prefer the monster family to keep the family-friendly aspects of their story. The good news is that Zombie has given no indication that this will be another R-rated horror, and given that he’s a lifelong fan of the original show, it looks like he’ll try to stay more faithful to the series.
Allegedly, Munsters Currently in production in Budapest. A release date has not yet been named for the film, but there are additional rumors that the project is due for a special premiere on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock. Rob Zombie’s fan art Munsters Doug McHardlane posted on Instagram.