On Wednesday, Universal will share the first teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of the 1960s television series about the quirky family The Munsters† Rob Zombie, who also directed the 2007 gory Halloween remake, now writes and directs this PG-rated film version of The Munsters.
The cast includes Jeff Daniel Philips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa. In addition, Jorge Garcia, Richard Brake, Catherine Schell, Sylvester McCoy and Cassandra Petersen will also be featured.
About the decision to make the film in color, Zombie explained “it’s 100 percent in the spirit of the show. I didn’t want it to be any different. I wanted to completely keep the vibe it had in the ’60s. ” Still, he knew that if he demanded that the movie be filmed in black and white, it would never happen.
But what I did do is make the colors kind of hyper-real. I noticed that when the actors were in their makeup and they were just walking around, having lunch or whatever, it looked like cartoon characters were coming to life. They were just so crazy colorful. I was like, I need to light up the film the same way. It really always looked like a live-action cartoon, which was really exciting.
In October, Zombie shared a first look at the film, which was shot in Budapest.
It is not yet clear when the film will be shown. For a complete overview of all new films that will be released in cinemas, please visit our Coming Soon page.
An adaptation of the classic 1960s sitcom about a family of monsters.
Image: Still ‘The Munsters’ via YouTube