Rob Zombie Releases Munsters Mansion Blueprints for New Movie
A movie version of The Munsters written and directed by Rob Zombie is coming whether we like it or not… and Zombie has the blueprints to prove it.
Zombie has shared blueprints for the exterior of his take on 1313 Mockingbird Lane — a.k.a. “where the Munsters live” — on social media. Although you might have guessed that Zombie’s version of the Munster family lives in an RV, they’ll actually live in an exact replica of the house from the original Munsters television series. That house is being constructed, we can surmise from Zombie’s hashtag, in Budapest, Hungary:
There actually already is an exact replica of the original 1313 Mockingbird Lane — The Munster Mansion in Waxahachie, Texas. I assume it wasn’t practical to film there for whatever reason. Maybe the house gets blown up at the beginning of the story and then the family moves into an RV?
ANYWAY, Rob Zombie’s The Munsters will likely be out in 2022, possibly as a day-and-date release (i.e. on the same day) in theaters and via Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming platform. It’s something of a dream project for Zombie, who, as of 2010, had allegedly seen every episode of the original series at least seventeen times.
Still-unconfirmed rumors say that Jeff Daniel Phillips, who has had a role in every Zombie flick since Halloween II, will play Herman Munster, while Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, takes on the role of Lily Munster. Two other regular Zombie players, Richard Brake and Dan Roebuck, are also rumored to be playing unspecified roles, as are Lost‘s Jorge Garcia and Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
The budget is said to be between $30-$40 million. Assuming that’s the case, it will be Zombie’s largest-budgeted movie to date, following the Halloweens, which reportedly cost $15,000,000 each.
Zombie’s most recent film, 3 From Hell, came out in 2019. It was the third and final installment in the Firefly trilogy, which began with House of 1000 Corpses (2003), continued with The Devil’s Rejects (2005), and starred Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Richard Brake and Sid Haig. He also contributed two films to the Halloween franchise.
You can view Zombie’s Munsters blueprints below.