We have known for a while now that Rob Zombie has been developing a film version of ‘The Munsters’, but what we didn’t know was what his version of the family-friendly sitcom would look like.
Zombie, who is known for making movies that are often dirty, violent, and quite gory, seemed to be out of place directing a movie about the family-friendly monster family.
This, however does not seem to be the case, as Zombie officially announced on his Instagram account that the new film would be “Rated PG: for macabre and suggestive material, scary images and language.”
He would go on to add:
“For those of you speculating, wondering and assuming that ‘THE MUNSTERS would be dirty, violent and nasty…well, you are wrong. It’s all good down on Mockingbird Lane”.
The PG rating makes sense, given the nature of the source material. ‘The Munsters’, which debuted in 1964 featured a family of benign monsters who saw themselves as an average American family. The show itself was designed to be a satire of the typical family sitcom at the time.
At the same time, one has to wonder if fans of Zombie’s work will be disappointed to hear the news, as most predicted that the horror director would put a graphic spin on the Transylvanian-American family.
This PG rating will allow horror fans with young children the opportunity to introduce their kids to ‘The Munsters’, but in the same breath, it may also alienate Zombie’s pre-existing fanbase. It remains to be seen if honoring the PG essence of the original series will be a wise decision or if it will be its downfall.
It’s been rumored that Zombie’s version of ‘The Munsters’ will be heading straight to Peacock upon its release, although nothing has been officially confirmed as of this time. What’s also unknown is if the film will receive any type of theatrical release.
No official release date has been set at this time.