Rob Zombie will write and direct a ‘The Munsters’ feature film
Ransack Zombie, the heavy-metal musician turned director, has affirmed that he will write and direct a feature film based on “The Munsters,” the ’60s sitcom about a family of friendly monsters.
“Attention Boils and Ghouls!,” Zombie composed on Instagram. “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!”
Zombie is a long-term Munsters fan who named his song “Dragula” after the Munsters’ car and has often spoken of his love for the series.
Zombie’s upcoming project is set up at Universal Studios’ 1440 Entertainment home entertainment division. The 1440 arm makes live-action and animated films and series for overall distribution across all non-theatrical platforms, which demonstrates the film will probably go straightforwardly to streaming.
“The Munsters,” which ran simultaneously with the analogous spooky comedy “The Addams Family,” followed a group of benign monsters who are moved from Transylvania to an American suburb. Parodying European outsiders acclimating to life in an American suburb, the series reflected shifts in the current societal and political landscape. It featured Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Beverley Owen (who was subsequently supplanted by Pat Priest) and Butch Patrick. The entirety of their characters pulled inspiration from Universal’s classic lineup of monster movies.
Zombie’s directing career kicked off in the mid 2000s, beginning with hardcore horror movies “House of 1000 Corpses” in 2003 and “The Devil’s Rejects” in 2005. He then, at that point wrote and direct the 2007 reimagining of John Carpenter’s “Halloween,” which starred Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane as the titular serial killer Michael Myers. Although the film was panned by critics, it netted more than $80 million in the box office and an respective sequel, “Halloween II,” was released in 2009. Utilizing the film to help promote his music, Zombie released his new album “Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures” on the same day “Halloween 2” was released.