Over the past decade, we’ve seen Rob Zombie trying to branch out as a director by setting up some unexpected projects including a Groucho Marx biopic, a hockey movie called The Broad Street Bullies and a horror comedy series for Starz called Trapped. Ultimately, however, none of those projects have come to light as of yet and he has mostly continued writing and directing his own low budget horror movies. This week, however, Zombie has revealed that his next movie will indeed be something a bit different for him. He will reportedly write and direct feature film adaptation of the spooky ’60s sitcom The Munsters. Zombie made the announcement on Instagram yesterday:
The Munsters is set up at Universal Studios’ 1440 Entertainment which typically produces projects for non-theatrical platforms so it seems likely that this is intended for NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock. At this time it is unclear if the project will be live-action or animated. MGM recently had a hit with their CG animated version of The Addams Family and a sequel is coming later this year so it seems possible that this was an influence. Seth Myers has also been developing a live-action Munsters reboot for TV over the past few years but the current status is unknown. Are you looking forward to Rob Zombie’s take on The Munsters?