Wayans’ ‘Munsters’ Revamp Back on Track
Audiences will be invited to visit 1313 Mockingbird Lane once again as the long-delayed revamp of The Munsters, under the control of the Wayans Brothers, is finally inching forward. Shawn Wayans confirmed for MTV News that they’re nearly done with the third draft of the script.
“I’m almost ready. It’s almost ready to be shot. We had to finish this movie and now we’re going through our third polish on The Munsters.”
The project first surfaced for the comedy family in 2004 and the focus will be on the fish-out-of-water family. “If we do anything, maybe we’ll do a cameo, but we’re not gonna make The Munsters black all of a sudden,” Wayans said. “They’re gonna be green, white people just like they were in the TV show. Their characters are still who they were in the ‘50s. It’s just in modern day.”
“We were big fans of The Munsters. We grew up watching them. We loved the characters. We thought that they would be a very, very funny movie,” Wayans insisted. “You know, they did ‘The Addams Family,’ which I thought wasn’t that funny or well-thought out of a show, but they did it ‘cuz they had a catchy theme song and turned it into a movie. I thought The Munsters had the real meat and potatoes rich characters.”