'Little House on the Prairie' Movie Coming; 'Munsters' TV Reboot Not Likely

'Little House on the Prairie' Movie Coming; 'Munsters' TV Reboot Not Likely

Oct 02, 2012



It gave us a big Halloween sad to find out that NBC’s Mockingbird Lane pilot may be a bust, according to Deadline. Apparently the network hasn't made a final decision, but the confidence levels about the monster family aren't soaring. Visually, Mockingbird Lane sounded like a fun concept, but the reboot starring Jerry O’Connell as big daddy Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as his wife Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa isn't making the cut with its creator, Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller.

For every yin there's a yang, and another classic television series is being turned into a movie — with a director attached that truly surprised us. David Gordon Green — who has been focused on his remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria — has been attached to an adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. Although the pioneer-family tale began as a book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, most people remember the story set in the 19th-century American West from the TV series that ran through the 1970s and 1980s. We're hoping Green's version is more There Will Be Blood and less Love Comes Softly.

It's another weird, right hook from Green who made waves when it was announced that Argento's untouchable, blood-drenched ballet story was up on the chopping block for a reboot. Before that, most people associated the filmmaker with goofy comedies like Pineapple Express. We'd like to see him get back on track with projects like George Washington and All the Real Girls, but we're willing to continue playing this waiting game to find out if Green can make good on these reimaginings. What about you?

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