Rob Zombie Reveals His Munsters Reboot's Monstrous Logo
Rob Zombie shared a first look at the logo for his movie reboot of The Munsters.
Emblazoned on the back of a director's chair, the logo echoes that of the original series, albeit with some noticeable streamlining on the letters and the addition of some purple cobwebs. "A view of my chair in front of the monitors," Zombie wrote to accompany the image.
Created by Allan Burns and Chris Hayward, The Munsters debuted CBS in 1964, centering on a family of Universal monster pastiches. The show ran for two seasons and 70 episodes, concluding in 1966.
In addition to previous movies featuring the original cast, The Munsters spawned an animated special in 1973 and a sequel series called The Munsters Today that ran from 1988-1991. There were also two failed attempts at TV reboots, one from Bryan Fuller and one from Seth Meyers, as well as a failed movie reboot from Keenan Ivory, Marlon and Shawn Wayans.
"I'm not afraid of reboots and reimaginations, I'm afraid of bad ones," Fuller said of his project, entitled Mockingbird Lane, in 2012. "I thought now was a good time to see a show about a family of monsters doing monstrous things. With the pilot, you'll see it's about monsters but also parents trying to craft a way for their child who's a little different." Shortly after the show was rejected, then-NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said, "This show run again? Maybe, I hadn't thought about it. I'm not saying we won't maybe try another version of The Munsters again, it's a good idea, we just have to figure out how to get it right.
In 2021, the long-rumored Munsters movie reboot from Zombie was officially confirmed. "Attention Boils and Ghouls!" Zombie wrote at the time. "The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I've been chasing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS!" The film stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Dan Roebuck as Grandpa Munster, with Jorge Garcia, Richard Brake and Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson.
The Munsters arrives in theaters and on Peacock in fall 2022.