Rob Zombie is developing a reboot of The Munsters and now we have our first look at some of the iconic characters reimagined
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Rob Zombie continues to tease images and concepts for his twist on the 1960s comedy The Munsters. The latest Instagram post from three days ago gives a look at concept art created by the costume designers for two of the leading characters, Lily and Hermon Munster.
The images show off what the characters could be wearing, or at least something close to it, as the project is still in the early stages. The artwork Rob Zombie posted shows Lily’s black and purple dress with her spider embroidered on some parts with some torn edges. For Herman, he sports platform slippers, a gown with skull buttons, a nightcap keeping with its skull theme, and a split at the ends of the gown. Check it the Instagram slide show:
Two days earlier than this tease, Rob Zombie posted the blueprints for the Munsters’ home. He plans on making the gothic home to be “exact” as it was in 1964. For fans of both his work and the sitcom, it should be interesting to see how it creates a modernized version to the big screen.
Rob Zombie is working hard on this project as it was only announced he would remake the classic horror-comedy TV series into a movie in June. According to Murphy’s Multiverse, the film will star the filmmaker and rockstar’s wife Sheri Moon Zombie as Lillian Munster and Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem) as Herman Munster. Co-starring with them, the article lists Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Richard Brake (31), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark).
While the casting is not confirmed, although possible with most of their connections to Rob Zombie, we do know his chosen location to shoot. He announced on Instagram in June that he was in Budapest and that “the locations are perfect.”
Similar to the Addams Family, which was more popular and still gets remade in new ways, The Munsters was a sitcom that ran for two seasons between 1964 and 1966. While it was not a hit, it has gone to live in the hearts of its fans. Its syndication gave it new life with a larger audience. That got the show its spinoffs, and now Rob Zombie is taking a stab at it by directing and writing this take.
With Rob Zombie’s filmography, it is hard to say what we can expect from this remake. His films like his Halloween reboot to The Devil’s Rejects and his latest film, 2019’s 3 from Hell, can take The Munsters into a darker route. If he keeps it open to families, then it would be new territory for the filmmaker as he depicts the odd family on 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
At 56 years old, Rob Zombie has had quite a career across both the film and music industries. Making his mark in music, he co-founded the band White Zombie from 1985 to 1998. The same year that ended his initial band, he went off to a solo career with his debut Hellbilly Deluxe. Since then, he has released six albums, with his latest that hit earlier this year titled The Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy.