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Spaceballs 2 may finally be taking off thanks to Star Wars

24 May 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

With word this week that Tom Cruise is set to begin production on Top Gun 2 very soon, news on another long-awaited sequel has arisen that could see a classic comedy get the follow-up it has already “suggested”.

In a recent Q&A with comedy legend Mel Brooks, which followed a special screening of his classic Young Frankenstein, the writer/director/producer spoke at length about the film and about his career on the whole and chat soon turned to another film in his repertoire – 1987’s Spaceballs.

The film, which co-starred Brooks, was a spoof of Star Wars and grossed just over $38million from a $22million budget and this isn’t the first time a sequel has been talked about. Indeed, in the film itself, the Yoda-spoof character Yoghurt speaks to Bill Pullman’s Lone Starr (aka Han Solo) and says the two may “meet again in »

- Scott Davis

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Mel Brooks Says 'Spaceballs 2' Is Still Possible

23 May 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Once upon a time, Mel Brooks was a mighty force in comic cinema. Beginning with The Producers in 1967, he directed a string of very funny movies, reaching an early crescendo with Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, both released in 1974. The movies that followed -- Silent Movie, High Anxiety and History of the World: Part 1, may have been a step down in consistency and popularity, even though they were still hilarious. In 1987, he faced his toughest challenge yet, making fun of popular sci-fi movies (mostly the original Star Wars trilogy) in Spaceballs. The intentionally low-budget look and feel of the movie was, of course, part of the joke (watch the clip above), and Brooks was spot-on with much of the humor, which ridiculed the costumes, the portentous dialogue, silly...

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- Peter Martin

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Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in June 2017 Includes ‘Okja’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’

23 May 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has announced the list of films that will be available to stream in June. The list includes new never-before-seen original films, as well as documentaries, comedies, animated titles and some classic movies.

1. “The Sixth Sense” (available June 1)

M. Night Shyamalan’s 1999 classic tells the story of a boy who communicates with spirits and the psychologist who tries to help him. The film stars Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.

2. “Saving Banksy” (available June 2)

The documentary follows a New York-based art collector as he attempts to save the street work of graffiti artist Banksy. The film features interviews with some of the top names in the street art and graffiti world, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels “Shoe” Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera, and Glen E. Friedman.

3. “Shimmer Lake” (available June 9)

The Netflix original drama follows a local sheriff as he attempts to solve the mystery »

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Mel Brooks On Spaceballs 2: 'MGM Is Slightly Interested'

23 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ever since Disney brought Star Wars back in 2012, rumors have popped up from time to time about a sequel to Mel Brooks’ classic Spaceballs. During a Q&A following a recent screening of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks spoke briefly about the possibility of a new Star Wars parody film:

 “MGM is slightly interested in doing it.” Said Brooks, “So we’re talking. Who knows?”

While there is certainly nothing concrete there, Brooks did seem excited about the project and sounded optimistic about the film being made. Brooks also said the studio is looking at the success of the Star Wars movies as a factor in the decision whether or not to move forward. Considering the current state of Star Wars fandom, there probably isn’t a better time to bring back Spaceballs. The world also needs another Mel Brooks parody, the last film made that was written by Brooks was the 2005 remake of The Producers. »

- Seth McDonald

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Mel Brooks Is Definitely Having Discussions About Spaceballs 2

23 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Actor, writer, director, producer, and all-round showman Mel Brooks is a bona fide icon of comedy and cinema – and with good reason. He has, over the course of his 68-year career, delivered such classics as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety. But it’s another two, very different films of his that have combined to bring us some welcome news today, as the filmmaker discussed Spaceballs 2 at a screening of Young Frankenstein.

The screening took place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 21st, and Brooks was on hand for a Q & A session afterward. During this event, he was asked about the likelihood of a sequel to 1987’s Spaceballs, and Brooks confirmed that discussions are underway.

“Well, you know, I’m doing it. MGM is slightly interested in doing it because of the new Star Wars… They think maybe, so we’re talking.”

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- Sarah Myles

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Spaceballs 2: Mel Brooks confirms he's in talks

23 May 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard May 23, 2017

As the Star Wars franchise continues to roar back to life, a sequel to its original parody movie edges closer...

To many 80s geeks, Mel Brooks' Star Wars parody film Spaceballs is as iconic as the movies it makes fun of. Back then, it somehow made some kind of off-kilter, delicious sense for a young Bill Pullman to be zipping through the galaxy in a Winnebago space ship accompanied by a mog (half-man half-dog) called Barf, reluctantly rescuing a spoiled princess along with her Joan Rivers-voiced robot, and becoming skilled in the ways of the Schwartz.

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The film was also pretty meta for its time, even featuring a scene where writer/director Brooks showed off merchandise for the inevitable sequel, Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money. An »

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Spaceballs 2 Talks Are Happening Says Mel Brooks

22 May 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mel Brooks has confirmed that he is in the early stages of getting Spaceballs 2 off of the paper and into production. We've been teased more than once about the possibility of getting a sequel to one of the most legendary movie parodies of all time. Pranksters in New York City made up a bunch of fake Spaceballs 2 theatrical posters that went viral in minutes. The timing was perfect as The Force Awakens was still in theaters and the fake posters even had a brilliant title: Spaceballs 2: The Search for more Money and pictured a busted up Lord Dark Helmet head piece, much like teasers for The Force Awakes. Brooks went on to praise the posters and the title and even said that he was interested in getting the cast back together again for a possible sequel.

Mel Brooks was speaking and doing a Q and A over the weekend »

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‘American Gods’: Neil Gaiman’s Guide to The Show’s Incredible Cast

28 April 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

American Gods” might be one of the most exciting series launching this spring. Adapted by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green from Neil Gaiman’s novel, the supernatural drama leans way into the weird for a highly imaginative tale about Shadow (Ricky Whittle), a former convict who finds himself drawn into a strange world of old gods and new by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane).

Read More: ‘American Gods’ Review: Bryan Fuller Paints a Beautiful, Bloody, and Unblinking Portrait of American Duality

Whittle and McShane are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the cast accumulated for this show, representing some of today’s greatest talents — and Gaiman himself will not hesitate to sing their praises. In fact, when IndieWire got the chance to speak to the lauded author via phone, we took the opportunity to find out exactly what he thinks of his equally lauded cast.

For the record, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘American Gods’: Neil Gaiman’s Guide to The Show’s Incredible Cast

28 April 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

American Gods” might be one of the most exciting series launching this spring. Adapted by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green from Neil Gaiman’s novel, the supernatural drama leans way into the weird for a highly imaginative tale about Shadow (Ricky Whittle), a former convict who finds himself drawn into a strange world of old gods and new by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane).

Read More: ‘American Gods’ Review: Bryan Fuller Paints a Beautiful, Bloody, and Unblinking Portrait of American Duality

Whittle and McShane are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the cast accumulated for this show, representing some of today’s greatest talents — and Gaiman himself will not hesitate to sing their praises. In fact, when IndieWire got the chance to speak to the lauded author via phone, we took the opportunity to find out exactly what he thinks of his equally lauded cast.

For the record, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Tom McGrath interview: Boss Baby, animation, George Lucas

4 April 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 5, 2017

We chat with Boss Baby director Tom McGrath about animation, changes at DreamWorks, Boss Baby 2, advice from Ron Howard and more...

Tom McGrath is one of Hollywood’s most underappreciated comedy directors. Megamind was a hoot, I found myself guffawing heavily through the Madagascar trilogy and now, with The Boss Baby, he’s brought yet more animated mischief to the screen.

We got the chance to have a chat with about the movie, about the big behind the scenes changes at DreamWorks Animation, and the invaluable advice of Ron Howard and George Lucas

I remember watching the Oscars one year, and Jim Carrey came on to present an award just as Liar Liar had opened to massive numbers. He walked up and said “how was your weekend, mine was good!”. So, Tom McGrath: how was your weekend?

It was great! It was good! [Laughs] You know, I don’t have children myself, »

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Joel Coler, Publicity Executive Who Worked on ‘Sound of Music,’ ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 85

15 March 2017 8:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Coler, a former vice president of advertising and publicity for 20th Century Fox International, has died. He was 85.

He died on Monday at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Campus in Woodland Hills after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Coler worked at Fox for three decades on hundreds of publicity campaigns, including those for “The Sound of Music,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Star Wars.”

Coler was born in the Bronx and was a lifelong member of the Bronx Boys, a close group of friends who met at P.S. 80 in the late 1930s. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1953 and served in the U.S. Air Force. After his discharge he joined the NBC network as an advertising assistant, which led to a position as assistant account executive with Grey Advertising.

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In 1964 he took a job as Director, International Advertising and Publicity for 20th Century Fox, »

- Dave McNary

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Love at First Sight? Gloria Estefan First Met Husband Emilio When He Was Playing the Accordion in Short-Shorts!

3 March 2017 6:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gloria and Emilio Estefan have been together for more than 40 years — so what’s their secret?

In People and ABC News’ new series People Icons, host Lara Spencer sat down with the couple to discuss their enduring bond for the inaugural episode, “Celebrity Love Stories.”

As it turns out, the pair first bonded over music and through mutual friends at a jam session in 1975.

“In comes Emilio. He’s playing the accordion in very short shorts, and he looked like he was naked, so that was the first impression that I got,” Gloria said in an interview for the series premiere, »

- Jeff Nelson

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Gene Wilder remembered at the Oscars ceremony

26 February 2017 8:21 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Academy paid tribute to the actor in its In Memoriam montage

• Follow all the action from this year’s Oscars – live

Gene Wilder, the comedy actor best known for his collaborations with Mel Brooks, and for playing Willy Wonka, has been remembered at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Wilder died in August 2016, aged 83, from complications from Alzheimer’s. He was twice Oscar nominated, first as best supporting actor for 1969’s The Producers and then for his screenplay for Young Frankenstein in 1975.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Oscars 2017: Sara Bareilles to Perform During 'In Memoriam' -- Why It Will Be the Saddest Ever

23 February 2017 1:10 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

2016 saw the unexpected and untimely deaths of a slew of beloved icons and screen legends, which means viewers can expect one monumental In Memoriam segment at the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

It was announced on Thursday that Sara Bareilles will be performing during the emotional tribute. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.

The tribute will no doubt have everyone in tears, especially when you consider just how many icons have passed away since last year's awards show.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Looking back over the past year, here are just a few of the late stars who will likely be honored at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who died on »

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Gerald Hirschfeld, Cinematographer on 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Fail-Safe,' Dies at 95

20 February 2017 11:42 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gerald Hirschfeld, the veteran cinematographer who shot the films Fail-Safe and Young Frankenstein in beautiful black and white, died Feb. 13 of natural causes at his home in Ashland, Ore., a family spokesman said. He was 95.

Hirschfeld was the American Society of Cinematographers' most senior member, having joined the organization in 1951, and he received its prestigious Presidents Award in 2007.

Hirschfeld's first major assignment came for director Sidney Lumet on the taut Cold War drama Fail-Safe (1964), and he brilliantly captured the look of the Universal monster movies of the 1930s with »

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Gerald Hirschfeld, Cinematographer on 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Fail-Safe,' Dies at 95

20 February 2017 11:42 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Gerald Hirschfeld, the veteran cinematographer who shot the films Fail-Safe and Young Frankenstein in beautiful black and white, died Feb. 13 of natural causes at his home in Ashland, Ore., a family spokesman said. He was 95.

Hirschfeld was the American Society of Cinematographers' most senior member, having joined the organization in 1951, and he received its prestigious Presidents Award in 2007.

Hirschfeld's first major assignment came for director Sidney Lumet on the taut Cold War drama Fail-Safe (1964), and he brilliantly captured the look of the Universal monster movies of the 1930s with »

- Mike Barnes

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Gerald Hirschfeld Dies: ‘Young Frankenstein’ & ‘Fail-Safe’ Lensman Was 95

17 February 2017 4:26 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Gerald Hirschfeld, the man behind the camera for such classic films as Mel BrooksYoung Frankenstein and Sidney Lumet’s Fail-Safe who was the American Society of Cinematographers’ most senior member, has died. He was 95. The Asc said he died February 13 but gave no other details. Born on April 25, 1921, in New York City, Hirschfeld was self-taught in his craft — mostly by watching movies. “There were no film schools in those days, so I was always looking for new… »

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Gerald Hirschfeld Dies: ‘Young Frankenstein’ & ‘Fail-Safe’ Lensman Was 95

17 February 2017 4:26 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Gerald Hirschfeld, the man behind the camera for such classic films as Mel BrooksYoung Frankenstein and Sidney Lumet’s Fail-Safe who was the American Society of Cinematographers’ most senior member, has died. He was 95. The Asc said he died February 13 but gave no other details. Born on April 25, 1921, in New York City, Hirschfeld was self-taught in his craft — mostly by watching movies. “There were no film schools in those days, so I was always looking for new… »

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UConn Women’s Basketball Team Wins 100 Straight! It’s Been 821 Days Since the Huskies Lost

14 February 2017 6:02 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This story originally appeared on Si.com.

Three weeks before the start of this year’s women’s college basketball season, UConn coach Geno Auriemma sat in his office contemplating the prospect of finishing this year without a loss. He considered the suggestion laughable, preposterous, pick your own adjective to describe such crazy.

“To think we will go undefeated this year, we would be setting ourselves up for failure,” Auriemma said. “Stewie , Moriah Jefferson and Tuck were 151-5 in their career. That’s not the real world. How long do you think you can live that world? I don’t »

- Richard Deitsch

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Mel Brooks Meets Prince William: ‘Comedy’s Job Is to Say the Truth in the King’s Ear’

13 February 2017 9:09 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mel Brooks has revealed his greatest comedy secret – and it’s surprisingly royal.

“Comedy’s job is to say the truth in the king’s ear,” the 90-year-old comic told People at the BAFTA awards in London on Sunday. “I think comedy is too PC.”

Brooks made no mention about whether he did just that to real-life future king (and academy president) Prince William when collecting a BAFTA Fellowship from the royal dad, who attended the ceremony alongside wife Princess Kate.

Yet the experience of meeting the second-in-line still left something of a mark on the man behind such comedy classics as Blazing Saddles, »

- Phil Boucher

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