We’ve been writing about The Munsters returning to our screens for nearly ten years now, going all the way back to when Bryan Fuller was in charge and developing a reboot for NBC titled Mockingbird Lane. That project itself took a fair while to gestate, but sadly, only the pilot ever aired as a Halloween special in 2012. It wasn’t all bad though – Fuller went on to create the cult favourite Hannibal next, so if you’re a Lecter lover you have Mockingbird Lane’s failure to thank!
If we thought those years of writing about The Munsters were over, we were very wrong, because it seems Rob Zombie has been fighting tooth and nail to persuade Universal he’s the right guy to introduce a modern-day audience to the sixty-year-old property. Announcing on his Instagram recently, Zombie revealed that he’s finally won the studio over with his vision…
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Whether you’re excited about a Zombie-led Munsters reboot at this stage will depend on your relationship with his movies so far - from his debut House of 1000 Corpses in 2003, right up to his House of 1000 Corpses sequel 3 From Hell in 2019. While many of us were disappointed by the latter, we’re happy to keep an open mind until we start to learn more about his approach to the material. In the meantime, let’s have some fun and start fan-casting this film! Let us know on our socials which of your favourite actors you think should move into 1313 Mockingbird Lane, and which character Sheri Moon Zombie should play!