Mel Brooks has been around for a long, long time. From the golden age of television to practically re-inventing slapstick comedies into a form all its own, but it’s Spaceballs that introduced Brooks’ humor with the children of the 80’s that had never seen his previous work before, myself included. Creating one of the greatest parodies of all time, Spaceballs remains a classic so it was mind-blowing to hear the fact that Brooks is currently writing a sequel to the original titled Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters in a year, the timing honestly couldn’t be better. And Mel Brooks agrees.
Revealed on Adam Carolla’s Take A Knee podcast, Brooks also says that he’s going to reach out to the semi-retired Rick Moranis to reprise his role as Dark Helmet. Unfortunately with the deaths of Joan Rivers and John Candy, any original members reprising their roles is limited, but I’m all for seeing Bill Pullman driving an RV shuttle again. Obviously none of this is a for sure bet, seeing as it’s only in the concept stage, but considering how studios are ready to throw money at anything with the words sequel or reboot in the same sentence, I can’t see how anyone could say no. Personally, I just hope they reprise the film’s theme song, which is still sorely underappreciated.
With the popularity of Carolla’s podcast skyrocketing, his Mel Brooks episode is on the “premium” level which means only paying members can listen to it, so until someone has transcribed the discussion, this is about as much as we know. Thanks to Reddit user CallMeObadiah for the heads up.
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