On top of the recent news that Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller's new take on the classic 1960s TV series The Munsters had been picked up by NBC to go to pilot, here comes word that another Bryan is about to board the project as director.
X-Men and Superman Returns director Bryan Singer is reportedly finalizing a deal to direct and executive-produce the Munsters pilot for NBC, according to Deadline:
Like Fuller's previous series, Pushing Daisies, The Munsters calls for striking visuals mixed with all the classic Munsters archetypes, and NBC had been looking for a top director to create the world of The Munsters circa 2011. The pilot for Fuller's Pushing Daisies also was directed by a feature helmer, Barry Sonnenfeld, who earned an Emmy for his work. The first pilot Singer directed was House, and he continues to serve as an executive producer on the long-running Fox medical drama. Singer has since directed only one other pilot, ABC's Football Wives, and he served as an executive producer on the ABC drama series Dirty Sexy Money. Earlier this year, he produced the Warner Premiere Digital Web series H+. On the feature side, WME-repped Singer most recently produced X-Men: First Class. As a director, he is in post-production on Jack the Giant Killer.
With Bryan Fuller writing and Bryan Singer directing the Munsters pilot, it's probably safe to assume that chances are good that it's gonna be made of so much win, we may have to cry some tears of joy a little.
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