Rob Zombie reported this The Munsters Movie it is now rumored to go straight to streaming as a Peacock exclusive. The latest rumors about the project have been reported by Bloody Disgusting. Last month, the outlet Murphy’s Multiverse reported that the House of 1000 corpses director would make a new live-action film adaptation of The Munsters for Universal Pictures. While the news has not yet been officially confirmed by Zombie or the studio, it was reported at the time that recording would begin in Budapest in May.
Now, a new rumor reported by Bloody Disgusting may be shedding light on the story. According to the outlet, Rob Zombie’s plan Munsters movie is for the project being developed for NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock. The film may also premiere in theaters courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on the same day it starts streaming on Peacock, similar to what Warner Bros. has done with new releases on HBO Max.
The rumor mill also reports that the budget for The Munsters through Rob Zombie is in the range of $ 30-40 million. When the story was first reported by Murphy’s Multiverse, it was revealed that the cast would feature Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman. Frequent Zombie collaborators Daniel Roebuck and Richard Brake would join Jorge Garcia (Lost) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
While Zombie is known for his extraordinarily violent and vulgar movies, his appreciation for it The Munsters is known among his fans. He previously covered the show’s iconic theme song, while one of his most popular tunes, “Dragula,” is a direct reference to the series. Howard Stern has described how Zombie gave him a Herman Munster doll as a surprise gift. The musician and filmmaker was also featured on the commentary track for Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release Munsters, go home
The original incarnation of The Munsters was developed by Norm Liebmann and Ed Haas and aired for 70 episodes between 1964 and 1966. In the years since, the series has maintained great cult status, including of course Rob Zombie. The original cast included Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily, Al Lewis as Grandpa, Butch Patrick as Eddie, and Pat Priest and Beverly Owen shared the role of Marilyn. Mel Blanc and Bob Hastings also voiced The Raven.
Debuts as a filmmaker with 2003’s House of 1000 corpses, Rob Zombie has directed a large number of horror films. His other titles include The Devil’s Rejects The Lords of Salem 31, and 3 from hellHe also remade John Carpenter’s classic slasher movie Halloween followed in 2007 by a sequel, Halloween II, in 2009. It’s unclear whether Zombie will tackle it The Munsters will be more in line with the original series, or if it will come with Zombie’s harsh R-rated style, but fans of the filmmaker are intrigued nonetheless. The Munsters is currently streaming on Peacock if you want to binge the original series ahead of the reported Rob Zombie remake.
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