Ok, I know this will go against almost 2.5 years of periodic anti-remake posts but, have to say, I’m really looking forward to this one. Between this and the upcoming Tim Burton re-do of Dark Shadows, I may just have to change my thoughts on television/film remakes from blanket dislike to looking at each one on a case-by-case basis.
Mockingbird Lane, the newest incarnation of the 60’s classic that starred Fred Gwynne and Yvonne de Carlo, has all but secured the brilliance of Eddie Izzard, who will both produce and star as Grandpa, the Munster family patriarch. Initial reports from deadline.com describe the character made famous by the great Al Lewis as “…a powerful, ancient vampire with an irrepressible twinkle in his eye who can shapeshift into rats, wolves, and other creatures at will….but he’s also dapper and charming in a fedora”.
Of equal greatness for me is that the NBC pilot, slated to begin filming this summer, for Mockingbird Lane will be written by Bryan Fuller, of Pushing Daises fame, and directed by X-Men director and long-time House executive producer, Bryan Singer.
Don’t know about you, but this definitely works for me. I wonder who will be the 21st century version of the Standells that will rent out 1313 Mockingbird Lane when the family is on holiday….any suggestions?