We've opined before about the lost genre that is spoof movies, and how it's in dire need of a resurrection.
One of the key pillars of the genre is Mel Brooks, who brilliantly skewered both Westerns and space operas with Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs, respectively. At a recent Q&A screening of Blazing Saddles, Brooks confirmed rumours that Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money is in early development.
According to a report that surfaced on r/movies over on Reddit, Brooks was asked about the long-awaited sequel and replied that he's currently "in talks with MGM" about making it happen. The 1987 comedy classic starred Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, John Candy as Barf, Bill Pullman as Lone Starr and Mel Brooks himself as Yoghurt and President Skroob.
With the resurgence of Star Wars, it's no wonder that Spaceballs 2 is being considered and, as we said before, spoof movies really do deserve a comeback. Rick Moranis, for his part, is more or less retired and wasn't all that interested in coming back for the Ghostbusters reboot, but hopefully the chance to work with Mel Brooks again might be enough to entice him out of obscurity. Bill Pullman, thankfully, is still working and obviously Mel Brooks will be taking part in some shape or form.
Here's hoping it all comes together.