Rob Zombie has been sharing new images from the pre-production of his Munsters reboot movie. Below is a sneak peek at the design of Sam Dracula, better known as Grandpa Munster.
Now official word on casting yet, but MovieWeb reports that Rob’s wife Sheri Moon Zombie was attached to star as Lily Munster… Jeff Daniel Phillips – another frequent star in Rob Zombie’s movies, – has reportedly been cast as Herman Munster… Richard Brake and Dan Roebuck have also been attached in undisclosed main roles… and Lost star Jorge Garcia and legendary horror icon Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson will appear in a supporting role.
Zombie had recently been in Budapest to scout locations for the movie, and in some of his other posts, he teased some of the other sights we might be seeing. When it comes to Mockingbird Lane, however, Zombie clearly wasn’t willing to settle for another location that might have looked similar to the original TV series but wasn’t quite right. Building the entire street goes the extra mile toward ensuring the movie aligns perfectly with Zombie’s vision, which seems to be making the movie as faithful as possible.
As of now, a release date hasn’t been set for The Munsters, but there are rumors of a simultaneous release in theaters and on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock.
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