Wayans Brothers Still Plan to Make Horrible 'Munsters' Movie

November 29, 2007

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If you're at all familiar with the Wayans Brothers, you know that, like a bad parody of a hurricane, or Godzilla disguised as a caucasian woman, they are a destructive force that knows no boundaries. So it comes as no surprise that, after a three-year silence about the project, the Wayans have announced they still have plans to strip The Munsters of whatever kitschy entertainment value it has with a hilarious Wayans reinterpretation of the material.

But what I did find pretty shocking was their explanation for why the film would aim for a PG-13 rating:

The Munsters is going to be PG-13 as well. 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.

So there you have it. If you were wondering why Little Man, with its rock-solid Looney Tunes premise of a grown crook pretending to be a baby, didn't do better in the box office, know that it has nothing to do with a decline in interest in watching the Wayans dress in goofy costumes and hit each other with things. It's just that the Wayans manufacture a particularly edgy brand of adult humor--a cinematic cigarette--that teens desperately covet and will do anything to have, even at the cost of Wayans profits.

EXCLUSIVE 1 on 1 with Shawn Wayans [MoviePictureFilm]

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