Rob Zombie isn’t exactly a stranger when it comes to the horror genre and the many monsters within. However, this new rumor is definitely sure to surprise fans. Apparently, Rob Zombie happens to direct the new take of The Munsters.
The project will be a new movie from Universal Pictures inspired by the classic television series of the same name. While it might not seem like the most cohesive announcement at first, Rob Zombie is actually a massive fan of “The Munsters”. As such, it actually makes a lot of sense.
Production on the film is currently set to begin in Budapest in early May. Two of Zombie’s usual suspects have been cast as leads in the comedy with Jeff Daniel Phillips and Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie. Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia and Richard Brake have also joined the cast in major roles and Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, has also joined in a supporting role.
However, it should be noted, that “The Munsters” movie is still a rumor at the moment. Although, there is indeed going to be a new movie shot by Rob Zombie this year. And it will indeed shoot in Hungary, where the above mentioned Budapest is located. This was verified by Sylvester McCoy, who insists he’s not only part of the cast but that the film would be produced in Hungary. What’s more, he claims that the project is “a comedic Dracula film.” He further teased his character in the production, stating that he’d be “playing Dracula’s butler.”
So while we have yet to receive confirmation about the project actually featuring “The Munsters”, it does look like Rob Zombie fans will have a new movie to look forward to. On that note, however, it is possible that the film could end up on Peacock for streaming similar to how Warner Bros. is releasing their titles on HBO Max.