The introduction is similar to the one added to 'Gone With the Wind' by HBO Max earlier this year.
"We just have to grin and bear it," says Brooks, who used to dine nightly with his fellow comedy legend, of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
BBC One's 'The One Show' has been on the air since 2006, yet only now, thanks to Mel Brooks, has someone finally said what we're all thinking.
"Mel used to do these power naps where he'd lay down for just five minutes, and I have never seen anything like the spirit that would return to him," the actor recalls.
Mel Brooks is a national treasure whose comedies have entertained generations of moviegoers — and having just hosted a screening of Blazing Saddles at Radio City Music Hall in New York City last week, Brooks will again play presenter when one of his classics returns to the big screen. On Oct. 5, Fathom Events will bring Brooks’s Young Frankenstein back to theaters, and the writer-director will provide a live-streamed introduction that includes a tour of the 20th Century Fox studio lot where he produced the film.
The world is still adjusting to the devastating news that Gene Wilder died at the age of 83 earlier this week. “I expected he would go, but, I don’t know, when it happens it’s still tremendous, it’s a big shock,” Mel Brooks added. Mel Brooks then recalled how he first met Wilder when he was performing in ‘Mother Courage’ opposite Brook’s late wife Anne Brancoft, and they quickly became close friends.
Blazing Saddles is already pretty rude. The 90-year-old movie legend appeared in front of an audience at the Radio City Music Hall in New York last night, following a special screening of the movie. According to reports, fans clapped as each new character came on screen, the biggest applause being for Gene Wilder, who died last weekend at the age of 83.
On the back of the recent ‘Force Awakens’ box office bonanza it’s been suggested that the long proposed ‘Spaceballs’ sequel could be greenlit. All the way back in September, Mel Brooks admitted on the Adam Carolla podcast that he’d be interested in moving ahead with ‘Spaceballs: The Search For More Money’ because of the surge in popularity of the ‘Star Wars’ films, which would increase the chances of a big weekend for the comedy follow-up. Now Bloody Disgusting have reported that during a recent podcast appearance Mel Brooks declared that he’d like to start filming ‘Spaceballs 2′ in early 2016, and he hopes that some of the original cast will return.