We can safely say we’ve watched Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs 50 plus times, and every single time we heard the line “Spaceballs 2, The Search For More Money” uttered, we believed that one day it would come to fruition. Even after spending 2 1/2 hours with Mel Brooks himself for a one-on-one interview a few years ago, we believed it. Well, with a new Star Wars trilogy on the horizon, what better time to make dreams come true. 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 Magazine, 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. Let the Rick Moranis Please Come Out Of Retirement Fan Dedication pages begin. Let’s do this! Let’s make it happen. Because, well, most of society is in a search for more money but frankly, we’re just in search of this sequel.