The head behind’The Devil’s Rejects’ is taking on a beloved sitcom
Rob Zombie, the heavy-metal musician turned manager, has confirmed that he will write and direct a feature film based on”The Munsters,” that the’60s sitcom about a family of friendly monsters.
“Attention Boils and Ghouls! ,” Zombie composed on Instagram. My next film project is going to be the one I have been chasing for 20 decades! THE MUNSTERS! Stay tuned for interesting details as things progress!”
Zombie is a longtime Munsters fan who named his tune”Dragula” following the Munsters’ automobile and has regularly spoken of his love for the sequence.
Zombie’s upcoming job is set up at Universal Studios’ 1440 Entertainment home entertainment division. The 1440 arm makes live-action and animated films and series for worldwide distribution across all non-theatrical platforms, which suggests that the movie will likely go directly to streaming.
“The Munsters,” which ran concurrently with the analogous spooky comedy”The Addams Family,” accompanied by a family of benign critters who are hauled from Transylvania to an American suburb. Satirizing European immigrants adjusting to life in an American suburb, the show reflected changes in the present societal and political landscape. It starred Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Beverley Owen (who was later replaced by Pat Priest) and Butch Patrick. All of their personalities pulled inspiration from Universal’s classic lineup of creature movies.
Zombie’s directing career kicked off in the early 2000s, starting with hardcore horror movies”House of 1000 Corpses” in 2003 and”The Devil’s Rejects” in 2005. Then he wrote and guide that the 2007 reimagining of John Carpenter’s”Halloween,” that starred Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane as the titular serial killer Michael Myers. Even though the film was panned by critics, it grossed over $80 million at the box office and a genre that was different,”Halloween II,” was released in 2009. Using the film to help promote his music, Zombie released his new album”Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures” on the same day”Halloween 2″ was released.