Spaceballs

When The Force Awakens was released in 2015, fans began to the chant the name of Mel Brooks‘ 1987 classic Spaceballs. A parody to the original Star Wars film, Spaceballs became a cult hit that fans wanted to see make a comeback with the release of episode seven. Rumors began to swirl during the early release of The Force Awakens, but all has been quiet since then. That is until last night during a Q&A session after a screening of Young Frankenstein. That’s when Brooks let word out that he and MGM have been talking about getting a sequel done.

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Rick Moranis, the Canadian actor, 80s comedy legend and SCTV alum best known to nerddom as Louis Tully of Ghostbusters, Dark Helmet of Spaceballs, and Seymour Krelbourne of Little Shop of Horrors hasn’t been seen in a film since 1996, but he’s hardly retired.

He does VO work, performs as a musician, and is raising two children as a single father.

Recently, Heeb Magazine interviewed Moranis regarding his latest album: My Mother’s Brisket. Among other things, Moranis revealed that he was once very close to making Spaceballs 3 (that’s right….THREE), and he was approached regarding a new Ghostbusters film several years ago:

(“BA” is Brian Abrams of Heeb)

BA:Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money was a conversation?

RM: Mel wanted to do a sequel after it became a cult video hit. It wasn’t a box office hit. It was a cult video hit, and MGM wanted to do a sequel. And my idea for it was Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II. And I was unable to make a deal with Mel. I couldn’t make a deal.

BA: In terms of just getting enough money?

RM: I wasn’t privy to what the budget was or anything, but the deal he presented me, what he wanted me to do, was not workable. It was two or three years later. He wanted me to … it’s better if I don’t get into the particulars of it. Because it is so specific, it’s counter-productive to talk about it. But I was unable to make a deal, and it would have been something I would have wanted to do. But that ship has sailed. Then, there’s the perennial talk of another Ghostbusters, but that’s all talk and speculation.

BA: Have you been approached about it?

RM: I got a call three or four years ago from an associate of Aykroyd’s. Some sort of producer. And he said, “Listen, I gotta ask you something, because the Internet says you’re retired”—which is one of my favorites, by the way.

BA: When the Internet says you’re retired?

RM: I just love when the Internet is wrong. It’s the only thing that will save journalism. So he says, “I gotta ask, would you do it?” I said, “I don’t say no to anything until everything is presented to me.” What is it? Is it happening? Is there a script? What’s the part? Who else is in it? Where is it? How long is it gonna take? You know, I need a little bit more information. “But it’s something you would do?” he asks. Do I have to answer that?

BA: He needs that confirmation, so he can go back to people and make his deal.

RM: Yeah. That’s called “producing.” I got this, and I got this. Gimme some money.

Okay, Spaceballs III: The Search For Spaceballs II, is the goddamn funniest idea for a sequel title I’ve ever heard. Too bad it didn’t get off the ground…Wonder what the issue between him and Mel Brooks was.

As for the “news” regarding Ghostbusters 3, the most famous sequel never made, Moranis doesn’t seem to know anything the rest of us don’t already know. Apparently, someone connected to Dan Aykroyd is now aware that Rick Moranis has not retired…so there’s that.

Anyway, forget Ghostbusters 3: I want….no, NEED to see Spaceballs III: The Search For Spaceballs II!

Source: /Film

DVD Tuesday 8/3/10

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Yeah folks, it’s already August and also a Tuesday, which means one thing, DVD Tuesday. We here at NerdBastards list what came out and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or a PASS. We got a STACKED Old Is New Again section (13 of them to be exact) and the TV Show DVD. Anime Pick and the LOL/WTF Release is on hiatus this week. So what you waiting, check after the break to see what came out and see if there is anything you want. (more…)

Top 5 Villainous Foods

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When I say villainous foods I’m not talking about the tub of cookie dough or that meat lovers pizza your fat ass can’t resist eating. I’m referring to 5 badass, baddies that just happen to be made out of food. Why only 5? Well, because there are only 5 worth mentioning. Sure I could probably add some lame, one shot bad guy from Power Rangers but that’s just stupid. Nobody likes Power Rangers, unless of course your 5 years old or perhaps a little slow in the head. Anyway, lets jump right in and take a look at the best of the best, yummy foodies that would totally kill you.
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It seems that every year in some magazine or on some show, we get the typical list of baddies from the 60’s, 70’s and so on. Usually they mention the cool regulars like Vader, the Emperor, or one of the guys who tries to off  James Bond. And that’s cool, those lists never get old. The nuances varying only slightly, as the leaves change colors and the snow begins to fall, then we realize another year has been stolen from our lives. So what if some of the lame, not so cool, or dare I say, shitty bad guys got their moment, however brief or insignificant? It might look something like this.

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The Most Wanted Non-Existing Action Figures

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With all the awesome toys being announced at NY Toy Fair (we’ll be putting together a best of list this weekend) 2010 is geared up to be one awesome year for action figure enthusists. Case in point. We’re finally getting action figures of Adult Swims The Venture Bros ( it’s about goddamn time). However, this is yet another year where toy companies have failed to announce some of nerd pop cultures most wanted toys. In recent years us nerds have been privileged to buy just about every character , in action figure form, from every nerd medium. Its been great but there are some no brainer toys that should have been made by now. A few months ago we compiled a list of the most wanted non-existing action figures. Sadly not one of these most wanted toys were announced at this years NY Toy Fair. We’ve decided to re-post this list as a request to the toy companies (you know who you are) to get on the ball and deliver these toys in 2011

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