Monday, November 21, 2011


Welcome back the 'First Family of Fright'
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.

Dear God, why?
Who wants to see this? Who has been clamoring for a re-make of the Munsters? You know the original series only lasted TWO YEARS!
And the only remotely enjoyable facet of the show died in 2006. 
Probably still the best part of the new version

45-years later, NBC and writer Bryan Fuller are ready to overhaul the characters and concept by envisioning the half-hour, black and white sitcom as an hour-long drama 

An hour-long drama? An hour-long Drama? if anyone is at all interested in seeing a re-make of the Munsters, wouldn't be because they enjoyed the original half-hour sitcom? 
If only this had been darker and edgier!

As is the trend, Fuller’s version is said to be a darker, edgier take on more lighthearted nature of the original series. This new vision for The Munsters will work within the confines of the same premise, despite an apparent shift in tone and with some tweaks to the characters and their origins.
Hey, great idea! Or you could just, I don't know, come up with an original idea? Seeing as how you're in  a business that's supposed to be "creative"?

Is there anything left to be re-made?

Woody Woodpecker Movie in Development at Universal, Illumination

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: 


(via the Daily What)

You really think you can capitalize on this?
I don't know whether to feel disgust or pity.