Rob Zombie is one of those men who won’t spend a minute without being involved in something creative. With his music heavy metal band, the eponymous Rob Zombie, he has just released a new album on March 12, 2021, entitled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, and is constantly announcing new concert dates once the COVID-19 pandemic cancelation of concerts is revoked. And with his latest movie to date 3 from Hell (2019) [read our review here] still recent, it was known that he was already deep into pre-production of a new film project for a few months.
Yesterday, confirmed by his own personal official Instagram account @robzombieofficial, he announced that the new film project he has been working on is nothing less than a film adaptation of the popular 1960s fantasy comedy TV series The Munsters (1964–1966). A project that fits perfectly to the stage and creative persona of Rob Zombie, without a doubt.
The Munsters (1964–1966) was created by Ed Haas and Norm Liebmann, and pictured a family of friendly monsters having misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. Herman Munster was the patriarch, some sort of Frankenstein-like man. Lily Munster was the matriarch, a good-looking vampire. Grandpa Munster was the doting, irritable, and sarcastic father of Lily Munster, an undead vampire. Eddie Munster was the don of the couple, and he was a werewolf. And, finally, Marilyn Munster was the daughter of Lily Munster‘s sister and the only “normal-looking” one in the household.
Murphy’s Multiverse shared rumors that Sheri Moon Zombie and Jeff Daniel Phillips will be playing Lily and Herman Munster under a screenplay written by Rob Zombie, with the cast also including Richard Brake, Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia, and Cassandra Peterson, the TV classic Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Filming was scheduled to start in Budapest this past May. This information is not confirmed yet, but it makes total sense.
Rob Zombie stated numerous times to be a “massive” fan from The Munsters (1964–1966), that is why the chance to make a feature film with those characters is very good news for the filmmaker himself and the whole horror community. As Zombie shared in his Instagram post, “My next film project will be the one I’ve been chasing for 20 years!”.
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