It may have been a joke in the closing musical number of his Broadway adaptation of Young Frankenstein, but Mel Brooks is still actually thinking of adapting another of his comedies, Blazing Saddles, for the stage.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association Press Tour yesterday, Brooks responded to the possibility of turning his classic western comedy into by saying –
A lot of it is musical already. It has a rather fanciful and fantastic tone to it. and now that Django Unchained has literally used the N word, I think I’m in the clear. I don’t look so bad. He really used that word a lot.
Brooks has been talking about a possible Blazing Saddles musical since about 2008, but there doesn’t seem to be any actual work being done on one. And since Young Frankenstein wasn’t as big a hit on Broadway as his previous movie-turned-musical The Producers, it doesn’t seem as if there is too much pressure n Brooks to get cracking on one either.
But let’s face it, you know you want to see Mongo punch out that big War Horse puppet.