Bryan Singer to Direct, Executive Produce Munsters Reboot


Bryan Singer (“X-Men” films, Superman Returns) will direct and executive produce a reimagining of 1960s sitcom “The Munsters” at NBC from “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is “billed as an imaginative reinvention of the classic comedy series as a visually spectacular one-hour drama.”

Singer will executive produce alongside Bryan Fuller (“Dead Like Me,” “Pushing Daisies”), who also is writing the Universal Television-produced project.

Fuller and NBC make an attempt at the project last year, but the network passed. This newer version is said to be “an edgier and slightly darker take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster (originally played by Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo) and how they arrived at the famed 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.”

The original series ran from 1964 to 1966 on CBS.

Singer’s new movie, Jack the Giant Killer, is scheduled to hit theaters on June 15, 2012.