Not content with having turned two of his films in to Broadway shows, comedy legend Mel Brooks is preparing a third, this time using his classic 1974 Western spoof Blazing Saddles as the basis. Reportedly he has already penned two songs for the proposed show and is working on a third.
If you have somehow managed to get through life this long without seeing Blazing Saddles, get yourself to a video store, added it to your Netflix queue or just buy it from Amazon immediately. The film spoofs classic Hollywood westerns while not-so-subtly attacking racism as well. It is one of the funniest, silliest, smartest and sly subversive films made.
Brooks stated that he hopes to have the project completely written by next year. As of now, there are no other creative personnel attached, so the prospect of it hitting the boards is a bit of a ways off.