Tampa’s Daniel Roebuck brings Grandpa Munster to life in Rob Zombie Reboot

Photo of three actors on a couch in costumers/ One a vampire, another Frankenstein's monster, and the other is the bride of Frankenstein
Screenshot from Official Teaser Trailer from Universal 1440 Entertainment

Rob Zombie is ready to bring the quirky and beloved family The Munsters back to life (and in color!). The studio just released a teaser trailer for the upcoming film reboot, and if Grandpa Munster looked to familiar that’s because it’s none other than Daniel Roebuck. The prolific actor calls Tampa home with his wife and acclaimed director, Tammy Roebuck.

The horror-loving filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie is known for his gory, adrenaline fueled thrill rides, but the director assures fans that his Munsters reboot is a family-friendly feature. “I knew that if I went in and demanded ‘This movie’s going to be in black and white or forget it!’ we would not be talking about the Munsters right now, because it would have never happened. I guaran-f—ing-tee it,” said the director in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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Daniel Roebuck brings Grandpa Munster to colorful life

“But what I did do is I made the colors sort of hyper-real. I noticed when the actors were in their makeup and they were just walking around, getting lunch or whatever, they looked like cartoon characters come to life. They were just so insanely colorful. I was like, I have to light the movie in the same fashion. It really seemed at all times like a live action cartoon, which was really exciting.” Zombie continued in that same interview

The Munsters will be released this fall by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Specific details about the plot are unknown. The cast and crew have said publicly that it’s a faithful rendition of the beloved family. For Roebuck, this feels like the role of a lifetime, according to an interview he did with Fox 13 back in 2021.

Roebuck is known for his roles in Lost, The Fugitive, US Marshals, Final Destination and Getting Grace.

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