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Rob Zombie to Direct 'The Munsters' Movie Reboot

Adaption of 1960s sit-com has been 20 years in the making
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Rob Zombie is officially set to direct a feature film reboot of The Munsters. Everyone's favorite Hellbilly has been trying for two decades to manifest his own version of the classic 1960s sit-com, and now he's finally got his wish. 

"Attention Boils and Ghouls," Zombie wrote on Instagram. "The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I've been chasing for 20 years! The Munsters! Stay tuned for exciting details as things progress!"

As Murphy's Multiverse reported earlier this year, the film based on the family of everyday monsters is rumored to feature Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster and Zombie's wife, Sheri Moon, as Lily Munster. There's also speculation floating about that the movie will be an NBC Peacock original that will also open in theaters via Universal Pictures, which is a similar rollout strategy to the one that Warner Bros. has been doing this year with HBO Max. 

Wherever it ends up, the flick will likely be Zombie's first movie that's geared toward a family audience, unless he's planning to make a blood-splattering rendition of a classic children's show (which would be awesome). Previous Zombie flicks like House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and his remakes of Halloween were incredibly dark and gory, so it'll be interesting to see what his take on this kid-friendly franchise will look like.