Mel Brooks Confirms SPACEBALLS Sequel Development!
It looks like Mel Brooks is going to cash in on the return Star Wars by making a sequel to his classic 1987 sci-fi spoof, Spaceballs. The news was confirmed by Brooks himself on a recent appearance on Adam Carolla’s podcast, Take a Knee.
The movie is tentatively titled Spaceballs: The Search for More Money. He’s currently in the early phases of development, he wants to bring most of the original cast back, and he hopes to start shooting in early 2016, after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.
This isn’t the first time Brooks has talked about making a sequel. Back in 2014 he told Parade Magazine that the writer of the original film, Thomas Meehan, had “some great ideas” for a followup movie.
I’m really curious to find out what is being planned. I don’t think they could do it without Rick Moranis. I would love to see Moranis reprise his role, but he retired from acting years ago, and it doesn’t seem like he’s interested in jumping back into that world. It would also be kind of sad not to see John Candy in the sequel, who passed away several years ago.
As a big fan of Spaceballs, though, I’m really excited to hear that a sequel might actually happen. If Brooks really wants to push this project through, I have no doubt that he will do it. It wouldd definitely be fun to see these characters again.
Hopefully it happens, and may the Schwartz be with us all.