We got our first look at Rob Zombie’s live action big screen reboot of the classic television series, The Munsters. Check out the first look image below:
Jeff Daniel Philips, of Westworld and Zombie’s own The Lords of Salem and 3 From Hell, will play Herman. Sheri Moon Zombie from Rob Zombie’s Halloween, House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and The Lords of Salemwill play Lily. And Daniel Roebuck of Getting Grace fame will play Grandpa. Herman and Lily’s werewolf son, Eddie, and their positively normal niece, Marilyn, haven’t been cast yet.
The Munsters first aired in 1964, and tells the story of a family that moves from Transylvania to the suburbs of America. Herman is based on Frankenstein’s monster, and has the neck bolts and bulky appearance to prove it. His wife and father-in-law — Lily and The Count — are both vampires. While always kind and loving, the family tends to scare off neighbors with the monster under their stairs and a variety of other macabre decorations in their home. We don’t have many details on Zombie’s take on the monstrous family, although he is a massive fan of the original series.
It will be interesting to see how Zombie puts his own spin on the wholesome spooky series. Zombie hasn’t made a film that wasn’t littered with F-bombs and lewd content. I can’t imagine anyone would allow him to do an R-Rated Munsters film. How do you think this film will turn out? Let us know in the comments.