Mel Brooks confirms development on Spaceballs sequel, hopefully with the original cast

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Feb 6, 2015, 3:31 PM EST

Hey, we’re finally getting some new Star Wars films — so isn’t it about time for the franchise’s beloved spoof series to also make a comeback? May the Schwartz be with us all.

Comedy legend Mel Brooks has confirmed in a recent appearance on Adam Carolla’s "Take a Knee" podcast that a sequel to his 1987’s sci-fi comedy classic Spaceballs is in the early phases of development — and he wants some of the original cast back for the revival. Brooks said the project is tentatively titled Spaceballs: The Search for More Money, and he hopes to potentially start filming in early 2016, after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.

Brooks has previously spoken about his desire to make a sequel, telling Parade Magazine back in 2014 that original writer Thomas Meehan has “some great ideas” for a potential followup. But it sounds like a lot of the weight falls on original star Rick Moranis, who retired from acting a while back and has been tentative about returning to the craft.

Regardless, it’s great to hear Brooks wants to get the Winnebago back off the ground. The surviving cast is obviously a bit scattered these days, but vintage properties are all the rage, and it’d be the perfect time to strike in the wake of The Force Awakens release. Heck, whatever they do, it can’t be worse than that short-lived animated series, right?

What do you think? Would you like to see a new Spaceballs sequel?

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(Via Consequence of Sound, Reddit)