Mel Brooks Says SpaceBalls 2: The Search For More Money Could Become A Reality

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Gizmodo- It’s been about 18 months since we last heard anything about the sequel’s resurrection. Back in late 2015, Brooks said he wanted to start filming in 2016. That obviously didn’t happen, but at a screening of Young Frankenstein last night, Brooks said, “MGM is slightly interested in doing it because of Star Wars Rogue One and The Force Awakens and the new Star Wars explosion. So they think maybe, so we’re talking, who knows.”

After a day with a lot of sad news yesterday, I needed to hear this today. Spaceballs is a timeless classic. One of the greatest comedies of all time. It combines Mel Brooks humor and Star Wars characters/storylines, which is a simple formula for success. So much so, that I think unlike the prequels, it works every time. I’ve been clamoring for a sequel since I saw Spaceballs in 1987!

In 2015, leading up to the release of *J.J. Abrams’ masterpiece Star Wars: The Force Awakens, these posted started showing up in subways all over the city, and I was HYPED!

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It turns out I got got, and some “fan” plastered his own posters across New York. I thought, WELP, guess we’ll never get The Quest For More Money. But (as my wrist says), why not? Star Wars is back and better than ever, making a bazillion dollars every year at the box office. Much like a Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather superfight, there’s just too much money to be made to not make this happen. Let’s get the gang back together and throw this production into ludicrous speed while Mel Brooks is still around.

*Some random white guy wearing glasses came in yesterday for a business meeting on the second floor and Smitty swore to Cloud City that it was J.J. Abrams. Like, he was trying to convince me and Clem of all people, who’s houses make the “Merchandising!” scene from Spaceballs look like amateur hour. Sorry, Adam. Not today.