Monday, December 5, 2011

Resurrecting The Undead | 'The Munsters' Return To The Small Sreen

If you're of the mind set as I, you may have come to understand that Hollywood is filled with zombies, vampires and aliens. Then there's the movies and tv programs of the same nature.

One again the producer have reached deep into the grab bag of old timey goodies and ripped out another chunk of our childhood to regurgitate it to the new generation, this time it's 'The Munsters'. BloodyDigusting is reporting that this will NOT be a remake of the original 1964 series that starred Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo as a family of friendly monsters having misadventures and never quite realizing why people react to them so strangely.

 The modern take will instead be strange hybrid of the popular comedy "Modern Family" and HBO's "True Blood". Really? The series will be dark yet with lots of heart and comedy.

The pilot episode, which is to be directed by Bryan 'Superman Returns' Singer - who had also the "House" pilot (which means the mutherfucker i still getting paid!)- will focus on 10-year-old Eddie Munster who is unaware that he's a werewolf, and that his family is composed of terrifying creatures. The madness begins when a baby bear attacks a scouting trip, only it turns out that this "bear" is actually Eddie transformed into a werewolf. Eddie is unaware of his metamorphosis and it forces the family to move in order to protect the family secret. The coming of age story gets weirder as he fights against his family when he learns of a shocker: they're a family of flesh-eaters! A few other random character notes: Lily Munster has an eating disorder and eats suicide victims. Grandpa Munster is a 600-year-old shapeshifter, and Marilyn Munster was adopted when her mother tried to eat her as a baby.

The idea sucks but I'll be setting the dvr for the premiere.

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