Apparently, on the pay-walled “Take a Knee” podcast, original Spaceballs director Mel Brooks is very interested in making the long-awaited sequel, Spaceballs: The Search for More Money, and wants to film it now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now.
Mel Brooks is getting up in his age, already 89, and hasn’t made a movie since the much-maligned Dracula: Dead and Loving It in the early 1990’s. In addition, original Spaceballs cast members like John Candy and Joan Rivers have died in the nearly thirty years since its release. Because of all of this, it isn’t quite certain how realistic these plans really are.
However, while Spaceballs isn’t Mel Brooks’s most popular movie or the most critically-beloved, it is still very well-known, and even inspired an animated series that aired in the mid-2000s. After The Force Awakens’s smash success, it could prove to be financially lucrative. It may also be Mel Brooks’s last chance to make a final film that can redeem some of the sub-par movies late in his career. So Spaceballs: The Search for More Money may very well happen.
If it can pull Rick Moranis out of retirement, then we’ll know it’s truly going to happen.
Source: Take A Knee
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