Rob Zombie Unveils First Look at Cast of The Munsters
After they first announced that Rob Zombie is writing and directing a movie adaptation of The Munsters, I made the silly mock-up at the top of this post in Photoshop, which was intended to show what Zombie’s cast might look like — albeit in a crude, comedic fashion, obviously.
Now Zombie has unveiled an actual photo of the cast, and… wow, I was really not that far off base.
As you can see, the pic confirms the rumors 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. Dan Roebuck, another Zombie regular, plays Grandpa Munster.
Richard Brake, yet ANOTHER member Rob Zombie’s usual ensemble, is also said to be in the movie, although who he’s playing remains a mystery. Is it Eddie Munster? Oh God in Heaven, I hope it’s Eddie Munster. I hope it’s Eddie Munster and they make him walk around on his knees the entire movie so he appears to be the correct height. If they do that I swear on John 5’s life that I will give this movie ALL my money. ALL of it.
But I digress.
Lost‘s Jorge Garcia and Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, are also reportedly in the flick in as-yet unspecified roles.
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.
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.