Another day down, and another munsters character revealed by legendary horror filmmaker Rob Zombie. On Wednesday, Zombie took to his Instagram account to share that another family member has joined the production. In the clip posted to social media, Uncle Gilbert – a character based on the Creature from the Black Lagoon – stands opposite Herman and Lily Munster.
“It’s over for good old Uncle Gilbert,” Zombie shared. “Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.”
Played by Richard Hale in the original series, Uncle Gilbert sent the Munsters nearly $200,000 to keep them safe – a sum he managed to earn after recovering lost sea treasures. As of now, it’s unclear who Gilbert is playing in the reboot.
Although Zombie made a name for himself on R-rated slasher movies, he’s since confirmed that the Munsters reboot will be rated PG for “macabre and suggestive, chilling imagery and language.”
“There isn’t a better person in Hollywood, or anywhere else on the planet, who should do The Munsters movie other than Rob Zombie,” Roebuck shared with Horror Geek Life Last year. “It’s passed through so many other people’s hands and I know Rob wasn’t just looking for something to tie his coat tails to. He’s a huge fan of it and being a lifelong fan of approaching this material , it really is as good as it gets. I know Sheri, and no one works harder than Sheri Zombie. I wrote a role for her in a movie that I wrote and directed, and another movie which I co-wrote and co-directed, so that’s what I think of her talent. I think she’s great and I love working with her.
Filming for the project began last year, but its ultimate home has yet to be determined. At one point, it was expected to stream as a Peacock exclusive, although the latest rumors suggest Netflix may have made an offer to buy the film from Universal.
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