Rob Zombie's new take on The Munsters is probably going to end up being one of the most unofficially documented productions in history, as the director has been sharing new images pretty much every week of hairpieces, set designs, the building of those sets and now we have been yet another look at the work going on behind the scenes to bring the residents of Mockingbird Lane to life once again. Fans have been loving the amount of detail being shared on Zombie's personal accounts, and it doesn't look like he plans on stopping anytime soon.
Zombie posted four images on his instagram account from The Munsters Movie, showing the head casting process as well as some other busts and teeth molds which are being created in the Ex Mortis special effects studio for the production which is clearly moving ahead at speed. As well as the images, the posts came with a promise from Zombie that there will soon be more behind the scenes videos coming to the Munsters official YouTube channel exclusively, although there is no doubt Zombie and his wife will continue to post images on their personal social media accounts.
Rob Zombie was promoting the Munsters YouTube channel a couple of days ago, which prior to his post had just under 46k subscribers, saying, "Head over to YouTube and subscribe to the official Munsters YouTube page! At the moment it is only stuff from the classic show, but in the future we will be loading tons of exclusive cool stuff from the upcoming movie." The channel has now jumped up to 50K on the back of Zombie's post, and that is only likely to grow as he continues to promote the new movie.
Since he announced the new movie back in June, Zombie has been hard at work on the project, which he has claimed has been something he had wanted to do for a long time. The original series of The Munsters ran for 70 episodes between 1965 and 1966, it has been revived a number of times as feature length movies, a sequel series in late 1980s, and most recently by Bryan Fuller as the pilot "Mockingbird Lane" for NBC, but the show was never commissioned to a full series. Zombie's love of the show is clear as everything he has shared so far is an almost direct replication of the original 66-67 series, from the house to Grandpa's hairpiece, so while the wholesome family fun of the series doesn't seem like the bag of the man behind The House of 1000 Corpses and one of the latest Halloween reboots, there is no doubt that this project could not be in better hands.
This iteration of the monster family will be the first film in the franchise since 1966's Munsters, Go Home!, which starred Fred Gwynne, Yvonne de Carlo, Beverly Owen, Butch Patrick and Al Lewis as the everyday American family who jusy happened to be a bunch of classic monsters. How exactly Zombie will turn the concept into a modern take is something that will likely be revealed soon as production really gets underway.