Mel Brooks Wants to Make Spaceballs 2 with Rick Moranis
With the anticipation growing by the day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits theaters in December, the buzz surrounding this highly-anticipated space adventure may have planted the seeds for a sequel to everyone's favorite Star Wars parody, Mel Brooks' 1987 classic Spaceballs. The 88-year-old filmmaker was recently a guest on Adam Carolla's podcast Take a Knee, where he teased possible plans for Spaceballs 2, which was actually mentioned in the movie Spaceballs itself. Here's what he had to say below.
"Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says 'Do you think we'll ever meet again?' and I say 'Well, I don't know... maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.' And I'm thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out - maybe a couple of months later - I'd have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn't get its money back... but that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing Spaceballs 2, would... I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he'd do it, and I've still got me."
Naturally, the filmmaker wouldn't divulge any specific plot details, but the sequel sadly wouldn't include John Candy (Barf) or Joan Rivers (Dot Matrix), since they have both passed away. But, if the filmmaker could get Bill Pullman (Lone Star), Daphne Zuniga (Princess Vespa) and Rick Moranis (Dark Helmet) back, there could be plenty of story opportunities to explore.
Mel Brooks hasn't directed a movie since 1995's Dracula: Dead And Loving It, but he recently lent his voice to Mr. Peabody and Sherman as Albert Einstein, and he also voices Vlad, the father of Adam Sandler's Dracula in the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, set for release this September. It's worth noting that the 30th anniversary of Spaceballs is coming in just two short years, which could be perfect timing for the sequel, should it come together. Would you like to see Spaceballs 2 on the big screen? Let us know what you think.