Filmmaker, Rob Zombie, has taken to social media to show off the street sign for the fictional Mockingbird Lane. The street is otherwise known as the home of The Munsters, Universals classic monster family TV series. Zombie is hard grinding away on the first feature film adaptation of the IP since 1966s Munster, Go Home!, and the process involves reconstructing the famed Munsters home as well as the Mockingbird Heights area.
To date, Zombie has been truly adept at keeping fans informed as to the progress of The Munsters, with numerous photos and in the background glimpses at the films set gave via his Instagram account. Filming on The Munsters is taking place in Hungary, and the whole Mockingbird Heights area has been constructed there as well. The most late glance at the films progress by and by comes from Zombie’s Instagram, with the filmmaker posing close to the Mockingbird Lane street sign:
With all that thats gone into getting The Munsters going so far, it does appear that Zombie is really going all out on this undertaking. That makes sense, given the filmmakers fondness for the original series. At the same time, be that as it may, diehard fans of The Munsters could be forgiven for being somewhat nervous over how Zombies adaptation will end up. As a filmmaker, Zombies track record is less than impressive, and the fact that his films find their greatest amount of appreciation as niche frightfulness offerings is sufficiently charming, however not the sort of gathering that a cutting edge adaptation of The Munsters requires.
Obviously, simply because Zombies past offerings havent been everyones cup of tea does not mean hes incapable of making a hit adaptation of The Munsters. Its precisely because The Munsters isnt a niche loathsomeness idea that Zombie has a chance to take his filmmaking somewhere new. Theres no question that an IP as old as The Munsters is has a dedicated fanbase who just want the best for it, and Zombie without a doubt considers himself a part of this fanbase. Ultimately, this could be what takes the movie to a higher level, conveying something for fans and Zombie alike that gives the franchise another course.