Here’s everything we know about Rob Zombie’s much-anticipated reimagining of The Munsters. As the filmmaker of the misunderstood Halloween flicks, Rob Zombie may be surprised to be working on a remake of a family-friendly sitcom. When the filmmaker announced his upcoming revival of The Munsters on Instagram, he said that he had been working on it for 20 years. In addition to commentating on Munster, Go Home!, Zombie wrote a song called Dragula, named after the Munster family automobile.
Fred Gwynne played Herman Munster, and Yvonne De Carlo played Lily Munster in the CBS series The Munsters, which ran from 1964 to 1966. The show followed a Transylvanian monster family and their escapades in a bit of a suburb. The Munsters aired on ABC concurrently with The Addams Family, which ran from 1964 to 1966. Additionally, Zombie’s new film is hardly the first attempt at rejuvenating the comedy.
Lily Munster is the only role that has been officially cast. According to IMDB, Sheri Moon Zombie, Rob Zombie’s wife, will portray Lily in the upcoming revival. As she has appeared in every one of her husband’s notable films, Sheri Moon Zombie’s role should come as no surprise. In addition, he typically collaborates with the same actors. Jeff Daniel Philips will play Herman Munster, according to Murphey’s Multiverse, with Daniel Roebuck, Jorge Garcia, and Cassandra Peterson filling out the rest of the parts (who is better known as Elvira). While the cast has yet to be verified, this source revealed Rob Zombie’s revival months before making his official statement about the project.
Pre-production for The Munsters revival is still in its early stages, so plot details are scarce. However, the zombie’s enthusiasm for the original sitcom suggests that his adaptation will keep faithful to its source material, despite some concerns that he may add his hideous twist to the show. According to his newest Instagram photos, the film will still take place at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, and Dragula will be the family’s adventurous vehicle. Rob Zombie’s film is likely to feature a family of monsters as they deal with a small-minded suburban town based on these factors.
The Munsters reboot has yet to receive an official release date, which is not surprising since filming has not yet commenced. It is, however, improbable that the film will be released in theatres at this time. Zombie’s revival is more likely to debut on Peacock, NBC Universal’s official streaming service, in 2022, rather than on the big screen in 2019. Based on the fact that Universal’s production division 1440 Productions handles non-theatrical distribution, this is a speculative assumption. Peacock is streaming The Munsters in advance of Rob Zombie’s upcoming revival.