With a face like that, would Grandpa Munster lie?
It was revealed this week that production has officially begun on Rob Zombie’s feature film adaptation of the classic 1960s TV series The Munsters, and a recent interview with Daniel Roebuck–cast as Grandpa in the film–gives fans a better idea of the tone of this ambitious remake, according to a report on movieweb.com.
Roebuck–who stars alongside Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman and Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily–said he hopes audiences walk away from the film “feeling entertained and laughing.” So, does that mean the reboot will be faithful to the original horror sitcom?
“I just hope people realize that they’ll have a whole new version of The Munsters that can live and co-exist side-by-side with the original version,” Roebuck said. “No one wants to replace it. We all love it so much. We just want to shine a spotlight on it with our approach–which is the best way to look at it.”
Roebuck also praised Zombie’s entire approach to this project, including the meticulous construction of the iconic house at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. “I was just blown away by what they’d done,” he said. “It’s as close to the original house it could ever be. He started from scratch and it was done perfectly. That house should give you an idea of the detail with which this director is approaching the material.”
The Munsters film does not yet have a release date, but reports have indicated it will debut sometime next year in theaters and on Peacock.
The TV series–which ran for 70 episodes on CBS from 1964-1966–starred Fred Gwynne as Herman, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily and Al Lewis as Grandpa, with Butch Patrick as Eddie and Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as Marilyn.
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