Rob Zombie will indeed put his unique imprint on a film adaptation of the popular 60s sitcom The Munsters. The filmmaker-rocker confirmed an earlier report that he was writing and directing the film for Universal Studios, making a decades-long dream come true.
“Watch out for boils and ghouls,” Zombie wrote on Instagram on Monday, June 7. “The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I have been pursuing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS! Stay tuned for more exciting details as the going! #robzombie #themunsters #universalstudios.
A previous unconfirmed report revealed that the film would be released in theaters and on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service on the same day. The cast would include Zombie regulars, including his wife Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster. Other unspecified roles are expected to be played by Richard Brake, Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia and Elvira (real name Cassandra Peterson).
Zombie is a longtime The Munsters fan and even commented on a recent Blu-ray release of the 1966 Munster movie, Go Home!
While The Munsters was a light-hearted sitcom, Zombie is known for his brutal horror films, including the House of 1000 Corpses trilogy, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell. The fact that he throws some of his longtime collaborators into the film suggests that Zombie could very well give the TV classic a bloody twist.
Filming for the film may have already started in Budapest last month, according to Bloody Disgusting.
On the music side, Zombie released their new album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, earlier this year. At the moment, he has a number of festival dates planned, including Inkcarceration, Welcome to Rockville and the first Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach cruise and festival on a private island.
See Rob Zombie’s aforementioned Instagram post below.