Star Trek Voyager writer/producer Bryan Fuller has created a number of original and critically acclaimed shows, but now he is going to take a crack at a couple of reboots: The Munsters for TV and Pinocchio for film. Details below.
Fuller to reboot the Munsters + writing Pinocchio movie
Bryan Fuller started his career in the 90s working on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, focusing on more character-based episodes, like Barge of the Dead, Workforce and Friendship One. Fuller then went on to create a number of critically-acclaimed series: Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies. Fuller is a huge Trekkie and has made comments that he would be interested in developing a new Star Trek TV series, but for now it looks like he will be rebooting another genre show from the 60s. EW is reporting that Fuller is working on a modern-day reboot of the horror spoof classic about a family of ‘monsters’: The Munsters. NBC has ordered a pilot which EW touts as "True Blood meets Modern Family". Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) is also reported to be involved behind the scenes.
Original opening and closing credits for "The Munsters"
This will not be the first time that The Munsters have come back since the original show went off the air after 2 seasons in 1966. In 1988 the syndicated series The Munsters Today ran for 3 seasons, and continued the story of the original characters (but with new actors) who were transported to 1988 via a "sleeping machine" created by Grandpa. There was also a number of TV movies both with the original cast and new casts, the last of which were Here Come The Munsters (1995) and The Munsters Scary Little Christmas (1996).
Promo for "Here Come The Munsters"
Fuller also writing Pinocchio feature
Rebooting The Munsters is not the only thing Fuller is up to these days. Recently The Wrap reported that the Trek vet has been hired to write a live-action "Pinochhio" movie for Warner Brothers, based on the classic novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio" the story of a puppet that dreamt of becoming a real boy, most famously adapted as a 1940 Disney animated feature. In a recent interview with SciFi Media Zone, Fuller discussed his approach to the classic story.
Original trailer for Disney version of "Pinocchio"