Rob Zombie is pulling up to 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The rocker-turned-filmmaker said on social media today that he will tackle The Munsters as his next film project. The adaptation of the 1960s creepshow comedy will be for Universal 1440 Entertainment, NBCU confirmed, which likely means it will stream on Peacock.
“Attention Boils and Ghouls!” he wrote amid emojis on Instagram. “The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I’ve been chasing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS!” See the full post below.
Zombie directed two Halloween reboot films in the 2000s and most recently wrote and helmed 3 from Hell and 31. He launched his feature filmmaking career with House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and followed that up with The Devil’s Rejects two years later. He wrote and directed both but didn’t say whether he plans to write The Munsters as well.
Chronicling the decidedly different lives of a family of friendly monsters in Mockingbird Heights, The Munsters originally aired from 1964-66 on NBC — the same time frame that the equally ooky Addams Family ran on ABC. The Munsters starred Fred Gwynne as the hulking, smiling but generally clueless and easily frustrated patriarch and Yvonne DeCarlo as more grounded, Bride of Frankenstein-esque Lily Munster.
The sitcom wasn’t a monster hit but became a favorite in syndication during the ensuing half-century, and a 1988-91 syndicated version followed. Decades later, NBC was in development on a reboot series from Jill Kargman and Seth Meyers.
Zombie’s Munsters announcement comes four months after Netflix revealed Wednesday, an Addams Family spinoff series from Tim Burton.
Here is Zombie’s Instagram post: