The report first came out last month from Murphy’s Multiverse, that the director of the Halloween reboot, Rob Zombie would be going back behind the camera once again. This time to direct a movie adaptation of the classic TV show, The Munsters for Universal Pictures.
Although there’s still no official word from Zombie or Universal, the rumor is that filming for the remake was scheduled to start in May, in Budapest.
Now, there’s a new rumor that’s also not confirmed, that The Munsters remake will be exclusive to NBC’s Peacock, their streaming service. (RELATED: Ruthless Peacock Cancels Brave New World)
Apparently, the plan is to have The Munsters remake released on Peacock and on the same day release into theaters. The theatrical release would come courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
This is basically the same thing that Warner Bros. has been doing with putting movies on HBO Max at the same time as releasing them in theaters.
It’s also rumored that the budget for The Munsters would be in the range of $30 to $40 million. It’s believed the casting would include Sheri Moon Zombie (of course) as Lily Munster and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman.
Frequent Zombie collaborators Daniel Roebuck and Richard Brake were also said to be cast in undisclosed roles. Jorge Garcia (Lost) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) are also reported to be cast in supporting roles.
Fans of Rob Zombie know he has a heavy love for The Munsters. So it seems like he might be the perfect fit to remake the show into a movie. Not only has he covered The Munsters theme song, but is also included on the commentary track for Munster, Go Home!, released last year.
The original incarnation of The Munsters was developed by Norm Liebmann and Ed Haas in 1964 and ran until 1966.
If you’re a fan of the original series, it’s streaming now on Peacock.