Rob Zombie‘s upcoming feature film reboot of The Munsters, the iconic monster family that includes Herman and Lilly Munster, along with little werewolf Eddie Munster, patriarch vampire Grandpa Munster, and the decidedly un-monster-ish Marilyn Munster, has officially received its rating from MPA (Motion Picture Association), confirming that the the new movie will be much more in line with the classic original series than any of Zombie’s previous directorial work.
The MPA has rated Rob Zombie’s The Munsters PG for “macabre and suggestive material, scary images, and language.”
Jeff Daniel Phillips plays Herman Munster, with Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Zombie regular Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa Munster. The film will also introduce new characters, including Richard Brake (31, 3 from Hell) as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Catherine Schell (Space: 1999, The Return of the Pink Panther) as gypsy queen Zoya Krupp the gypsy queen, and Jorge Garcia (Lost) as Floop, described by Zombie as “Dr. Wolfgang’s hunchback assistant and Herman Munster’s best buddy.”
I’m still curious who is playing Marilyn Munster (and Eddie for that matter).
The longtime front man of heavy metal pioneers White Zombie and later his own band since White Zombie’s breakup in 1998, Rob Zombie has previously directed the Firefly Family Trilogy – House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell – as well as the 2007 Halloween remake and its 2009 sequel, in addition to The Lords of Salem, 31, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
Zombie’s first massive hit as a solo artist was the 1998 song “Dragula,” inspired by the coffin-styled drag racer driven by the Munsters in the original TV series, which ran from 1964 to 1966 on CBS. The property is now owned by NBC/Universal, and as such, it is possible that the new film could be an exclusive for the Peacock streaming network.
With the film now rated, expect a release date announcement soon.
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