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Mel Brooks Says 'Spaceballs' Sequel In The Works

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the from-suck-to-blow dept.

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BlueDino writes "Several news sites are reporting that Mel Brooks will release a sequel to Spaceballs. As far as a release date, Brooks says, 'Best case scenario: a week before the new Star Wars opens. Worst Case Scenario: a year after the new star wars opens.'"

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Another classic down the blackhole... (-1, Troll)

garcia (6573) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383477)

You know what would be hysterical in the sequel? If they used good CGI that was actually adding another dimension to the film and not just wasted because the director had money! Oooh another funny thing would be to have a good script. Dialogue between Star Warsish characters would just be hysterical! Ahahha!

I have a feeling that they aren't going to show a young Dark Helmet. Instead they are going to show an old and feeble one that has to take Viagra to get his Schwartz up.

Hey Brooks, if you use that line you have to pay me. You know, the Secret Window and all that jazz (but only the stuff from 50+ years ago because that might not be copyrighted anymore).

Yet another classic ruined by an unnecessary sequel.

I disagree. (5, Insightful)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383526)

If ever there was a series that needed mocking, it's the new starwars series. Anyone who's willing to throw a pie at lucas and his giant ego has got my vote.

Re:I disagree. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383548)

Anyone who's willing to throw a pie at lucas and his giant ego has got my vote.

Oh like he cares... It's obvious that he doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks as he just carries on making more and more stupid bullshit additions and "special versions" for people to buy.

Re:Another classic down the blackhole... (1)

slavemowgli (585321) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383543)

Yet another classic ruined by an unnecessary sequel.

Well, we don't know that yet, do we? Expect the worst, but hope for the best...

Another classic down the blackhole...Al Gore. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383623)

"Well, we don't know that yet, do we? Expect the worst, but hope for the best..."

The motto for the upcoming November elections.

Re:Another classic down the blackhole... (2, Interesting)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383546)

"Yet another classic ruined by an unnecessary sequel."

I'm not so sure about this. If anyone but Mel was doing it I'd agree with you 100%. As it is I think it has the possibility of being even better than the first one.

I rarely watch movies in the theater (I hate crowds for one, and don't have the disposable income for another). This is one that I will be in line for, if only to add a couple bucks to Mel's pocket and to let the movie conglomerates know that real comedy is still sellable.

-nB

Re:Another classic down the blackhole... (2, Insightful)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383651)


If anyone but Mel was doing it I'd agree with you 100%.

After "dracula dead and loving it" and "robin hood, men in tights" I don't have the trust in Mel Brooks to think that way, personally.

The fact that he's rehashing a semi-successfull outing makes me more nervous, in fact (of course he couldn't pick something too obvious, such as blazing saddles two or sth).

As it is I think it has the possibility of being even better than the first one.


No, that is highly, highly unlikely. A rehash is a rehash, wether it's parody or not.

Re:Another classic down the blackhole... (5, Funny)

SlashdotLemming (640272) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383647)

Yet another classic ruined by an unnecessary sequel.

They didn't even make the movie yet and you're already pissing on it.

Honestly, I hope it blows, and I hope Brooks makes a ton of money, and I hope he makes a third which blows even more, and I want Lucas and Brooks to make a Seinfeldesque bizarro world Christmas special featuring Anakin and Dark Helmet and all their friends that look alike, and I want Kenner to release the special edition "Ruining geek childhood memories" action figure line. I just like seeing all you cranks bitch and moan over pointless things that you have no control over. It's great that you take this all so personally.

Re:Another classic down the blackhole... (1)

closedpegasus (212610) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383653)

Way to judge the movie before it has even been made.

feh (1)

ed.han (444783) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383662)

mel brooks george lucas.

seriously: if brooks can adapt the producers from film to musical so well, i think he deserves the benefit of the doubt. we've never seen brooks do a sequel, despite the multiple-decade wait for history of the world, part 2.

ed

We knew this.. (5, Funny)

xTK-421x (531992) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383482)

This shouldn't be news to anyone, they already told us it was coming.

LONE STARR: Thanks. Well, we'd better get going. I wonder, we will we ever see each other again.

YOGURT: Who knows. God willing we'll all meet again in Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money.

Re:We knew this.. (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383559)

I was just thinking that if they named the sequel anything BUT The Search for More Money it'd be disappointing...

Re:We knew this.. (2, Interesting)

DenDave (700621) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383683)

They did din't they.. but then at the end of history of the world part 1 they promised us Hitler on Ice and Jews in Space but they never got any of it done.. must be all that high anxiety in show business, or was it Joan Rivers that got pregnant? Oh whatever, just get me to Mr. Coffee...

Damn (2, Funny)

Bai jie (653604) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383484)

There goes the neighborhood.

Well we all know the title (-1, Redundant)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383485)

"Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money"

Re:Well we all know the title (4, Funny)

semifamous (231316) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383528)

No, no no.

That was just kidding.

This will be "Spaceballs 3: The Search for Spaceballs 2"

Re:Well we all know the title (1)

napa1m (154836) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383552)

I remember hearing that being the title when I was younger. Was that something Mel said once or just some random rumor that spread?

Re:Well we all know the title (1)

AdolChristin (694990) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383626)

Kind of like History of the World Part 2? "See Hitler on ice!" Man, I really wish that Brook's would have released that...

Re:Well we all know the title (1)

richy freeway (623503) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383642)

It's a line from the original film.

May the schwartz be with you (1)

cOdEgUru (181536) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383492)

Cause by God!! My schwartz is bigger than yours..

May the schwartz be with you-Bankruptcy court. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383595)

"Cause by God!! My schwartz is bigger than yours.."

Man. You've been lied to.

Working Title - SpaceBalls 2: (0, Redundant)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383493)

The Search for More Money

sooo, ... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383494)

we will have a pair of Spaceballs now?...

The quest for more money? (-1, Redundant)

Skuld-Chan (302449) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383496)

I wonder if they'll stick to the words in the first movie: "Heaven knows we'll all meet up again in Spaceballs 2 the Quest for More Money"

Obligatory (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383497)

Lonestar shoots first!

Allah is Greta Garbo. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383502)

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Can't be worse then the last two Star Wars! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383507)

Can't be worse then the last two Star Wars, and is more likely to be acted well too!

goody (3, Interesting)

kippy (416183) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383508)

Maybe this will be as good as Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Oh wait, that sucked.

Mel's great but he jumped the shark after Young Frankenstein, Blazing Sadles and the Producers.

Re:goody (0)

chegosaurus (98703) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383582)

Don't forget "High Anxiety". That's good. And "Life Stinks" is *easily* as bad as "Men In Tights".

Re:goody (1)

gphinch (722686) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383648)

If you wanna talk bad Mel Brooks how can you leave out "Dracula: Dead and Loving It"? That's the bottom of the barrel

Re:goody (1, Informative)

plover (150551) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383616)

I think Robin Hood: Men In Tights was the shark-jump. All three of the earlier movies you mentioned were brilliant.

imdb doesn't show the upcoming Spaceballs II in Mr. Brooks' production bio, [imdb.com] but it does show an announcement that "The Producers (2005)" is currently in production, and he's bringing in the cast from the Broadway production to do it. That was by far the funniest play I have ever seen in my life -- I hope he can pull it off again.

Re:goody (1)

Captain Rotundo (165816) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383738)

I dont know if your aware of this, but as far as a "Producers" movie goes, he already pulled it off.

The musical is based on the original film.

How about History Of The World Part 2? (5, Insightful)

simetra (155655) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383509)

Really, that's begging to be made.


Re:How about History Of The World Part 2? (1)

BlueThunderArmy (751258) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383560)

If it's going to be as far-reaching as the first, we might have to wait another couple thousand years.

Although I am rather anxious to see Jews... in... SPAAAAAAAAAACE!

Re:How about History Of The World Part 2? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383586)

Hitler on Ice!!11!!one!

Re:How about History Of The World Part 2? (2, Funny)

glowimperial (705397) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383591)

Jews in Space!

Re:How about History Of The World Part 2? (5, Funny)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383598)

Jewsssss Innnn Sppaaaaaaccceeeeeee

Re:How about History Of The World Part 2? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383654)

Hitler on Ice!

Re:How about History Of The World Part 2? (5, Informative)

Noksagt (69097) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383704)

Whoever modded this and the other Jews in Space post as Troll has obviously not seen the movie. At the end of History of the World: Part 1:
See Hitler On Ice! See A Viking Funeral! See Jews In Space!

Finally (-1, Offtopic)

Dragon218 (139996) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383510)

Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money

Of Course. This is old news. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383511)

The sequel is "Spaceballs: The Quest for More Money"

Yay! (4, Interesting)

slavemowgli (585321) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383512)

Wow, that certainly is one movie I'll be looking forward to. Let's just hope it'll be able to live up to the quality and humour of first Spaceballs movie instead of ending up as yet another crappy and unfunny sequel; given Mel Brooks' mixed movie history (which included some really funny stuff, but also some rather crappy failed attempts) I'm not sure just what to expect, but I do hope for the best.

But will it be titled... (-1, Redundant)

mapmaker (140036) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383516)

"Spaceballs II - The Quest for More Money" ?

Haha finally! (5, Interesting)

TheKubrix (585297) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383517)

I remember as a kid when that movie came out there was all these rumors (hey were little kids!) that they were coming out with Spaceballs 3: The search for Spaceballs 2. Anyone else hear that?

Re:Haha finally! (1)

finkployd (12902) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383645)

Oddly enough, yes I do remember hearing that.

May the schwartz be with you! (5, Funny)

plover (150551) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383521)

Please let there be lots of killing of the ewok things... please o please... and a JarJar. He's gotta kill a lot of JarJars!!

Could be the Greatest Movie Ever!

Re:May the schwartz be with you! (5, Funny)

beacher (82033) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383583)

Don't forget the evil marketing droid army!

Let's play Ain't It Cool News! (-1, Troll)

Catbeller (118204) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383523)

First Post!

Ben Afleck sucks monkey balls. Angel sucks. Star Wars rules. Harry is a fat sellout.

Not a one of us is over the age of fifteen.

/.'ing Those News Sites (5, Funny)

BRock97 (17460) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383525)

My God, they've gone to plaid!

Good is dumb (4, Funny)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383531)

And Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb.

Jon Candy is dead... (5, Interesting)

JeeNam (758886) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383537)

...so who will play Barf?

Re:Jon Candy is dead... (5, Funny)

MrP- (45616) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383562)

a CGI john candy

Re:Jon Candy is dead... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383589)

Man that would be fantastic!

Re:Jon Candy is dead... (1)

plaid747 (675689) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383681)

Artie Lang would be good for the part!!!

Re:Jon Candy is dead... (1)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383580)

A CGI controlled CG animation.
Real time web control anyone?
-nB

Re:Jon Candy is dead... (1)

AdolChristin (694990) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383592)

Man, I was just about to post the same thing. Will they try to get someone else to play Barf? Or will his tragic death be explained in the intro to the movie? It seems like a challenge to replace John Candy...

Re:Jon Candy is dead... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383641)

Jack Black?

Kevin James?

Re:Jon Candy is dead... (3, Insightful)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383680)

I can see the "Son of Barf" being a decent character replacement that doesn't really need explaining


Re:Jon Candy is dead... (4, Funny)

somethinghollow (530478) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383727)

They'll get John Belushi. Oh, wait. No...

They'll get Chris Farley. Ah, damn. Not again...

Maybe that guy from Mad TV?

Huh? (5, Funny)

WPIDalamar (122110) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383564)

I thought episodes 1 & 2 were already parodys of the star wars universe.

The first one was the best experience I've had (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383566)

Yoghurt and the first one was the best experience I've had making a movie since Blazing Saddles.

I wish I could say the same for the audience. I love Brook's work, but by the time this came out, he was well past his best work. The Producers may be okay (as Broadway musicals go, which ain't far) but it's still older the Young Frankenstein or High Anxiety. The parody is very tired for all but the most slavish Star Wars fans.

History of the World Part 2 (3, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383567)

I'm still waiting to SEE!!!...Jews in space!

Re:History of the World Part 2 (4, Funny)

Jacco de Leeuw (4646) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383636)

Obligatory Simpsons quote:

"You mean Mel Brooks is Jewish??!"

What would be hilarious... (4, Funny)

ticklemeozmo (595926) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383576)

Is they watch a scene from the original Spaceballs (from Mr. Rental, of course) and during the scene where Vespa picks up the gun, she shoots firsT. ;)

Actors (1)

ect5150 (700619) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383577)

I wonder what actors they would get for this one? I mean John Candy has passed away, but everyone else is available... right?

And naturally.... (0, Offtopic)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383593)

when I submitted this yesterday, it was rejected.

Re:And naturally.... (1)

54v4g3 (756080) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383748)

yeah, I've noticed those slashdot people like to give timothy lots of posts... I posted a thing about GAIM 1.0 a day before timothy did, but I got rejected and they accepted his...

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Comb the desert, do you hear me... (1)

DA_MAN_DA_MYTH (182037) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383597)

COMB THE DESERT!

With the release of the SE and the three new prequels, movies like Battlefield Earth, it won't be hard to find GREAT material for this movie.

Re:Comb the desert, do you hear me... (4, Funny)

s_mencer (239965) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383689)

We aint found SHIT!

mar3 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383602)

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Meesa thinks oy vey (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383603)

Theesa suck big time.

How about a prequel? (4, Funny)

raider_red (156642) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383604)

He could make a prequel that really sucks, but in a funny way.

If he's good it won't be the Search for More Money (5, Interesting)

unlinear (235476) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383609)

If Brooks really wants to do a good satire, he'll open SpaceBalls II with a flashback to the Yogurt scene 'SpaceBalls II' and then re-dub the dialogue to have a different title for SpaceBalls. Preferably by one of those bad-asian-flick re-dub voice actors, clearly re-dubbed and badly synched.

It'd be the perfect jab at Lucas's revisional approach to Star Wars...

Awesome (1)

CrazyJim1 (809850) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383614)

Spaceballs episode 0? I wanted to write Mel Brooks and suggest it because I liked his work in Spaceballs. God spoke to me: www.geocities.com/James_Sager_PA

it should start with a review (1)

mbonig (727002) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383619)

I hope they start the movie out with a review of the first one... by going to the "movie wall" and picking out Spaceballs 1 and then watching key portions... especially the part where Dark Helment goes head on into the control panels after dropping out of ludicrious speed.. and then some comment about how we were "never supposed to see that again"...

Great Idea (2, Interesting)

MandoSKippy (708601) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383630)

The Star wars prequels have created so much stuff to parady it's unbelievable. I think they shoudl scrap the idea of a sequel and do a prequel. Adding young barf, lonestars father. (Could be darth helmet) So much story possibilty here. I have been telling co-workers for a while that we have needed a sequel/prequel to spaceballs. I'm wearing plaid to the theater!!!

Shit... (2, Funny)

TheWickedKingJeremy (578077) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383632)

... there goes the planet.

Ill-conceived sequels... (1)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383633)

or prequels, as the case may be, rarely live up to their predecessors even remotely. Spaceballs is to space hilarity as Star Wars is to space adventure. And both were sat on for ~20 years before their creator decided to continue. In Mel Brooks case, we've seen what he's released since the peak of Spaceballs, and let's just say that only makes things look worse -- "Dracula Dead and Loving It", anyone?

Oh well. The nice thing about Mel Brooks is that even if it turns out to be a good movie I won't miss much if I give the theatrical release a miss.

Maybe he's joking? (2, Interesting)

Monofilament (512421) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383634)

Well i know i've read interviews with Brooks where he has said, pretty plainly, that he doesn't believe in sequals. This mounted with the fact that he jokingly refers to sequals in his movie. I'd really think that this may be some sort of offhand comment he was making just to stir things up. He does to comedy afterall!!!

Though on the other hand, if he made a sequal to anything it'd might as well be Spaceballs, with all the deal with the Star Wars Pre-quals.

Who knows.. he could be serious

Wondering... (1)

dcigary (221160) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383637)

...if the Druids will still be around...

Princess Vespa : I am Princess Vespa, daughter of Roland, King of the Druids.
Lone Starr : Oh great. That's all we needed. A Druish princess.
Barf : Funny, she doesn't look Druish.

/misses John Candy

A sequel? (1)

Mirk (184717) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383643)

Surely a prequel would be more appropriate?

Bring Closure (2, Insightful)

Comatose51 (687974) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383644)

If this movie is as good as the original, then all those horrible Star Wars prequels would not have been made in vain. They will at least be source material for another new classic. It will bring some measure of closure to my violated childhood memories. I hope Mel Brooks will throw a bone out to Star Wars fans and have a Jar-Jar + Ewoks massacre scene so we can at least pretend it really happened. J/K.

Story Ideas (1)

raider_red (156642) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383657)

Richard Branson and his cool rocket ship?

Dark Helmet getting his ass kicked on the Planet Of The Apes?

President Scroob gets thrown out of office and replaced by a big headed guy from Massachusetts?

Re:Story Ideas (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383703)

gotta be a prequel that shows some handsome leading man type and his transformation into Rick Moranis.

It's all good... (1)

xenostar (746407) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383663)

As long as it's better than Starballs.

SPACE BALLS I REMASTERED DVD! (4, Funny)

Anubis333 (103791) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383666)

Amazon [amazon.com] has a new remastered Spaceballs DVD soon to be released. Aparently it has a lot of new scenes, here's a blurb from Mel Brooks:

"When we created the original SpaceBalls, we really didn't have enough money or the ability to fulfill my full artistic vision, but thanks to the dawn of computer graphics, the remastered SpaceBalls I DVD will finally allow the public to see my full, unhindered, artistic vision."

New features include:
- A CG sidekick Jin Dar Jinx, who beguiles audiences with his slapstick 'off-the-hook' hijinx!
- A 2 hour space battle.
- Set extensions created with 3D computer graphics modeled after miniature sets, which were used as matte backdrops in the original film!
- Computer Generated spacecraft copies of original model spacecraft, now allowing for motion blur!
- New, more realistic, contemporary, engine sounds for galatic space ships.

ah, I know the answer (1)

squarefish (561836) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383669)

'Best case scenario: a week before the new Star Wars opens. Worst Case Scenario: a year after the new star wars opens.'

in other words, 'as soon as we can get the big star [imdb.com] to sign the contract'

Barf! (1)

Jozxyqk (16657) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383672)

Will they replace John Candy with CG?

145 posts like this? I want mine! (0, Redundant)

orzetto (545509) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383678)

Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money!

Talk about mixed feelings (1)

Strange_Attractor (160407) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383686)

I thought the first Spaceballs pretty much sucked (tho there were a few good gags mixed among the obvious and/or ancient and/or unfunny ones). And I liked the first (well, fourth, I guess) Star Wars, and SW was relatively unpretentious. So, my first reaction to this is a groan.

However...
A big chunk of the problem was that Spaceballs came out nearly a decade after the (good) flick it was lampooning. But this one'll follow three big, sucking, black holes of craptacular filmmaking - and at worst, be only a year afterward. Mel will have bloated budgets, ridiculous self-importance, insipid dialog, wooden acting, and lots of other DESERVING targets of parody (Jar Jar, anyone?).

So, Spaceballs 2 could be the only redeeming reason for SW 1-3. At worst, it can't be much worse than the first...

I wish I will, I wish I might (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383690)

But when is his son, Max Brooks [greatertalent.com] , going to do a Zombie Survival Guide Movie [randomhouse.com] . or is it too late now that Shawn of the Dead is coming stateside...

Sound Effects Guy (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10383695)

This movie will fail without that black dude that makes all the sound effects. That guy was the coolest back in the 80s...

Best scene in the film:

Lone Star: Not if we jam em

[Cut scene of Jam hurtling through space hitting a radar]

Officer:We've been ......... jammed!
Dark Helmet: Raspberry... nobody give me the Raspberry except.. LONE STAR.

And reprising role as the 'bitchy' robot (2, Funny)

grunt107 (739510) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383697)

Joan Rivers - who now only needs gold paint to resemble the original.

CGI Madness (5, Funny)

Slendro (105066) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383712)

I hope that Brooks pokes a little fun at Lucas
by showing a scene from the first Spaceballs with
tons of excessive CGI characters inserted...

WOOHOO! (1)

CestusGW (814880) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383714)

WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO!

When I was a kid, I literally wore out the VHS copy of Spaceballs I owned ... I used to be able to pretty accurately quote the entire movie to boot. Of course, the problem right now is that most of us are adults/mature-type people. Most of us watched Spaceballs when we were kids, and watching people get shot in the crotch was funny. So there's bound to be all sorts of bitching if Mel Brooks makes another kids' movie, and we all go "wtf the guy gets hit in the crotch, that wasn't in the first one at all the first was so much better omgwtf ..... oh wait"

I was under the impression... (1)

slungsolow (722380) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383732)

That Mel Brooks is in the process of preparing The Producers [imdb.com] for another film based outing. It seems to still be doing very well on broadway, and a majority of people don't know that it was originally a Mel Brooks film.

If he is currently in the pre-production process of the producers he really shouldn't be able to start up something on Spaceballs. Perhaps this is just some new publicity stunt or something. Who the fuck knows.

Is The Best Case Even POSSIBLE? (2, Interesting)

DLWormwood (154934) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383739)

Best case scenario: a week before the new Star Wars opens

Even assuming that Brooks can do the film low budget to get it green-lighted quickly, is it even possible to produced a mass-marketable motion picture in just 8 months? Even indie flukes like Blair Witch took time to gain momentum during production, and there's still the editing, distribution and merchandising infrastructure that must be deployed. That is where the real money from the movie is made, you know.

I just don't see this happening, especially since the material being parodied doesn't lend itself to a low budget. You just have to have enough SFX to make it look like a sci-fi flick, after all...

That said, I would like to see the follow-up to the "instant cassette" gag; that one got dated real quick, didn't it?

Whta will it be called (0, Redundant)

91degrees (207121) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383746)

Mel Brooks claimed he'd never make a Spaceballs 2. However, he might make a Spaceballs 3: The search for Spaceballs 2.

Revisionist Spaceballs I on TV (4, Interesting)

YankeeInExile (577704) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383757)

Recently, I came across Spaceballs on TV here, with subtitles, and the subtitling sometimes takes liberty with the script - for example to translate idiomatically.

When it came to the scene where they went to get the video of the movie to see what happened later, the subtitles diverged FAR from the original dialog in a much funnier way. Instead of "home video" the source of the film was....
Pirates.
Pirates?
Yes, Pirates. Piracy has become so rampant, that you can now get a copy of the movie before it is even finished!

Which is especially funny here, because often you can get pirated VCDs or VHS copies of movies before they're even released locally. The quality is horrendous, and the subtitling is

WRTN LK PPL TALK IN CHAT ROOMS
.

Just for a price-check: A VHS copy of a film is about a dollar eighty, and a VCD is two dollars fifty. DVDs are sometimes burned, and they sell for four or five bucks. Bit-copies of commercial DVDs sell for as much as ten bucks.

Mega Maid (2, Interesting)

jakel2k (736582) | more than 9 years ago | (#10383759)

Sweeet, with new CGI Mega Maid would be the bomb. But will they try to use the original cast were possible? (John Candy has passed on so Barf should be no longer be kept in the story... pay some respect to the guy.)

Will it be Lone Stars kids? What about Dark Helmet? Are they going to have Rick Moranis back as the Dark Lord?

Yogert anyone??? How about Raspberry Jam???
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