Bryan Singer Will Direct NBC’s The Munsters Reboot

By David Wharton 2011-11-29 20:37:46 discussion comments
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NBC’s reboot of the classic show The Munsters just got even more interesting. And I can’t believe I just typed that sentence.

Sure, on the surface, the words “Munsters reboot” would elicit, at best, a weary sigh, and at worst a round of dry-heaving into whatever receptacle happens to be within grabbing range. But then this isn’t just any Munsters reboot. This is the Munsters reboot from Bryan Fuller. Fuller’s resume includes charming, eccentric, and tragically short-lived shows like Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls. The simple fact that Fuller is involved in something as seemingly ill-conceived as a Munsters reboot means he’s bound to have some insanely clever new spin on the material, and I can’t wait to see what it is. How do you pique my interest in this bizarre project even further? Well, you could have Bryan Singer sign on to direct and executive produce.

According to Deadline, Singer is in final talks for a deal to do just that. Apparently the project caught Singer’s eye when it got the greenlight from NBC a few weeks back. Why would a Munsters remake need a high-profile director, you might ask? If it was just a rejiggering of the sitcom, it probably wouldn’t, but Fuller’s new Munsters apparently breaks from expectations in just about every way you can imagine. Instead of a sitcom, it’ll be an hour-long drama. Instead of a multi-camera sitcom set-up, Fuller’s The Munsters “calls for striking visuals mixed with all the classic Munsters archetypes.” The words “visually spectacular” are even bandied about. Is this making your brain hurt as much as mine?
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