Sean Wayans has opened up about his upcoming Munsters remake. We get the news from the man himself via the moviehole:
‘’”The Munsters” is going to be PG-13”, says Wayans, who hasn’t ‘acted’ – yes, he’s appeared in stuff, but he hasn’t ‘acted’ – since “Requiem of a Dream” some five years ago. “You know what happened with the rated R thing is that we were doing our rated R comedies and then they started clamping down on kids going into the theater. So kids would still be sneaking into our movie but would be paying to see something else. So none of the box office went to our movie, yet everyone still saw it. Business wise, it made it tough for us to continue doing them.”
This is crazy, I don’t know why on earth the Wayans brothers would want to remake The Munsters. I also am also bewildered why they are going into PG-13 territory. The kids that snuck into your R rated movie did so because they wanted to see a restricted film. I am not certain that targeting their age group with a PG-13 film is going to guarantee their business, in fact I think the opposite may be true.
I loved In Living Color and I’m goona Git You Sucka so I will never put down the abilities of the brothers Wayans. I will say that they have short changed themselves with almost everything they have done since. I am not a fan of (most) spoof movies and that may weigh heavily on my opinion, but I expect better, because I have seen better from them. We will see how this film plays out, we have discussed it on the site before and most people in the TMB community have not had great expectations.
Are you guys looking forward to this, and/or do you think the PG-13 rating is a suicidal move?