Welcome back the 'First Family of Fright'
America's first family of horror is back! According to announcements made by NBC execs and Deadline Hollywood, The Munsters are coming back to primetime TV.
Oh, come on!
Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-based animation house behind Despicable Me and next year’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, is working on a feature project centering on the crimson-coifed cartoon character. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, who co-wrote the Will Ferrell comedy Blades of Glory, are in talks to develop a story.
So you couldn't make a movie with Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Craig T. Nelson funny, and you're going to do the new Woody Woodpecker? Good luck with that!
Illumination and the writers will seek to create a story that modernizes the character, hopefully launching a franchise in the process.
Modernizing the character? What does that mean exactly? Because I have a sneaking suspicion that it's going to look something like this: