NBC Orders New MUNSTERS Pilot From PUSHING DAISIES Creator Bryan Fuller!! And HELLBOY’s Guillermo Del Toro May Be Involved??
Published at: Sept. 30, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST by hercules
I am – Hercules!!
Bryan Fuller, the “Star Trek” vet who went on to create “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies,” just received a pilot order for a new version of “The Munsters,” according to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello.
If this sounds like a mismatch, Ausiello’s source describes the reboot as “Modern Family meets True Blood.”
Guillermo Del Toro (“Hellboy”) may also be involved, according to the report. I’m assuming the director is contemplating directing the pilot in exchange for an executive producer credit (and a paycheck for every new episode produced if the project goes to series.)
“Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola might be the link between Fuller and Del Toro. Fuller once wrote and produced a failed (but hilarious) pilot for “The Amazing Screw-On Head,” based on the graphic novel by Mignola.
Fuller has been cranking out lots of pilots for NBC Universal, which once had him writing what turned out to be the best episodes of “Heroes” during that series’ run. His scripts for the home-shopping satire “Sellevision” and the animal-shelter sitcom “No Kill” did not go to pilot. He’s also scripted a adaptation of the moon-set “The Lotus Caves,” which reads like “Dead Like Me” crossed with “2001.”
Fuller’s also scripting a new live-action big-screen take on “Pinocchio.”
Find all of Ausiello’s story on the matter here.