Director Bryan Singer To Helm ‘The Munsters’ Reboot For NBC

Singer signs on to direct his third TV pilot for the updated comedy series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Earlier this month, NBC gave a quick greenlight for Bryan Fuller's upcoming reboot of "The Munsters." And less than two weeks later, a feature film director is already on board.

Deadline is reporting that Bryan Singer is in final negotiations to direct the pilot episode of "The Munsters" and join the project as an executive producer alongside Fuller. The new "Munsters" has been described as "'Modern Family' meets 'True Blood'" and it is rumored to be in line for a potential summer debut.

Singer is best known for directing the feature films "The Usual Suspects," "Valkyrie," "Apt Pupil" and "Superman Returns" as well as the first two "X-Men" movies. "The Munsters" won't be Singer's first entry into television. Singer has previously helmed the pilot episodes of "Football Wives" and "House," where he remains attached as an executive producer. Singer has also produced the TV series "Dirty Sexy Money" and the miniseries "The Triangle" which aired on Syfy. Singer's next feature film is the upcoming, "Jack the Giant Killer."

Although "The Munsters" will be the first teaming of the two Bryans, Fuller previously worked with feature film director Barry Sonnenfeld ("Men in Black") on the pilot for "Pushing Daisies." NBC was also reportedly searching for a top director to attach to "The Munsters," which makes Singer's fast signing less surprising.

If "The Munsters" gets ordered to series, it may air as soon as Summer 2012.

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