Originally posted by IGN FilmForceMel Brooks is resurrecting his 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs and bringing it to the small screen in the form of an animated series, according to today's Variety.
Rumors of a big-screen sequel to the film have persisted for years, but Brooks apparently thought the material was better suited for the animated television format.
Variety reveals that the Brooks hopes to create an a show that parodies the new wave of science fiction and fantasy films like the Star Wars prequels and The Lord of the Rings movies.
Brooks will reportedly be working with Thomas Meehan, who co-wrote the Spaceballs movie, on the new series. The pair will produce the pilot and supervise the writing of the other installments. They'll create an hour-long pilot episode as well as 13 half-hour episodes.
The project is reportedly being created for TV through a three-way collaboration between Brooks, MGM TV and Berliner Film Company.
The good news for fans of the original is that both President Skroob and Yogurt will be back, both voiced by Brooks.
I know there's already been talk 'round these parts about the possible Spaceballs movie sequel, but I think this would actually have a better chance of being successful (i.e. funny) ... A possible addition to the "Adult Swim" lineup? Hmmm.
A Heathers series? On Fox? Did they have a brain tumor for breakfast? One of my all-time favorite movies, and I just can't see Fox doing anything but turning it into a stupid teen show. Hope I'm wrong, but I don't feel too good about it.