Everything Mockingbird Lane is built for the Munsters, Rob Zombie shares his plans
The Munsters Director Rob Zombie doesn’t just rebuild the Munsters’ house for his film, he builds the whole of Mockingbird Lane. Previously, Zombie revealed plans for 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the house that houses our favorite monster family. Seeking to stay true to the original TV series, Zombie says he’s looking to make the house “right,” and it shows with plans attention to even the most intricate details.
So, we know that the Munsters’ house will be built specifically for the Zombie movie, but the filmmaker is actually going to go much further than that. On his personal Instagram account, Zombie posted a new image of a dirt court in Budapest, revealing that it would be the “future home of Mockingbird Lane”. He also attached a brief video showing what the actual street will look like once it’s built using infographics, announcing that he will also be building all Mockingbird Lane with the family house in Munster.
“We’re not just building the Munsters house. We’re building all of Mockingbird Heights! ???? It’s a big job, but someone has to do it,” Zombie said in the caption.
Rob zombie had recently been to Budapest to spot the film locations, and in some of his other posts he teased some of the other sites we might see. When it comes to Mockingbird Lane, however, Zombie clearly wasn’t willing to settle for another location that might have looked like the original TV series, but wasn’t quite right. Building the Whole Street goes the extra mile to make sure the movie lines up perfectly with Zombie’s vision, which seems to make the movie as faithful as it gets.
Meanwhile, we’ve gotten a first look at some character designs in other posts. Zombie showed illustrations of the nightwear for Lily and Herman Munster, and while these are only character illustrations, they appear to look more or less like what they did in the original TV series. Another photo shows a wig resembling Grandpa Munster’s hairstyle, also showcasing the actual construction of the wardrobe.
Now we are waiting for the official casting announcements for the cast of The Munsters. According to the original report that first broke the news at Murphy’s Multiverse, Sheri Moon Zombie was committed to the role of Lily Munster, and given her frequent collaborations with her husband, it certainly seems plausible. Sheri has not officially confirmed this casting, but she has also posted articles about the film’s production on social media to keep fans in the know.
Another frequent star in Rob Zombie films, Jeff Daniel Phillips, is also said to have been cast as Herman Munster. Richard Brake and Dan Roebuck have also been tied in undisclosed lead roles alongside Lost Star Jorge Garcia and legendary horror host Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson will appear in a supporting role. As with Sheri Moon Zombie, none of this has been verified by Zombie or any of the actors themselves.
As of yet, no release date has been set for The Munsters, but there are rumors of a simultaneous theatrical release and on NBCUniversal Peacock’s streaming service. More updates are expected to arrive very soon, as Zombie continues to keep his fans updated on the film’s progress.
Subjects: The Munsters