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Bryan Singer to Direct 'The Munsters'

I was going to title this piece "From Graymalkin to Mockingbird", but I'm secure enough with my nerdhood... Filmmaker Bryan Singer will both direct the pilot for NBC's upcoming remake of the '60s monster sitcom The Munsters and produce it. More after the jump.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the X-Men director "is closing in on a deal to direct and executive produce NBC's The Munsters."

"The project, which received a pilot order earlier this month, is billed as an imaginative reinvention of the classic comedy series as a visually spectacular one-hour drama.

"Singer will executive produce alongside Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies), who also is writing the Universal Television-produced project.

"Fuller and NBC first made an attempt to revive the 1960s CBS sitcom last year, with the network ultimately passing. His newer version is said to be an edgier and slightly darker take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster (originally played by Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo) and how they arrived at the famed 1313 Mockingbird Lane address."