With a new Star Wars trilogy in the works, comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks says he’s actively working on a sequel to his iconic spoofing Spaceballs, which would begin filming after the December 2015 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
During a recent appearance on Adam Carolla’s Take a Knee podcast, Brooks confirmed his desire to make the film, which would be entitled Spaceballs: Search For More Money. He said his intention is to bring back as many as the film’s original cast members as possible, including Rick Moranis, who has all but retired from acting in recent years.
In a 2014 interview with Parade, Brooks mentioned that screenwriter Tom Meehan had “some great ideas” for a sequel. However, Moranis’ participation (or lack thereof) has proved the biggest obstacle. “Without Rick, I wouldn’t do it,” Brooks explained. “I’ve got the helmet in storage, just waiting for him.” He added that he’s spoken with Moranis a few times over the years, but he’s “really strict” about remaining retired.