‘Spaceballs’ Sequel In Development From Josh Gad, Mel Brooks

Likely will be a spoof of the new Disney Star Wars Trilogy.

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It’s learned the flick teased by Josh Gad earlier on Instagram is none other than a Spaceballs sequel that also has Mel Brooks onboard.

About two weeks ago, Josh Gad teased a script on Instagram with parts of it blacked out.

The script includes that it is written by Gad, Dan Hernandes and Benji Samit.

The blacked out parts include the director and the “based on characters created by” reveals the first name of Brooks.

The script starts with a scene involving the exterior of a Star Field.

“Just handed in a film script that I think may be the funniest and best thing I’ve ever worked on and I am so freaking excited,” posted Gad at the time. “Working with my boys @cubanmissiledh and @benjisamit has been heaven on Earth and many other planets as well. Love you boys!”

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Now THR confirms the project is indeed a Spaceballs sequel that is in development at Amazon’s MGM Studios.

The details include that Josh Gad and Mel Brooks are producing, and that Gad is also attached to star in the film.

Josh Greenbaum is the director who is known for Will & Harper, Strays, and Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

It’s confirmed Gad, Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez wrote the script.

Plot details are unknown, and Kevin Salter is also executive producing who produced the TV special, Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen, and Imagine, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, and History of the World Part II.

Samit and Hernandez are known for their work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Mutant MayhemPokemon Detective PikachuAddams Family 2 and the upcoming Disney+/Lucasfilm special Lego Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy.


Spaceballs was released in 1987 and spoofed the George Lucas Star Wars movies. The film stars Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, and Joan Rivers. It’s considered a big-time cult classic.

We can guess the sequel will likely spoof the Disney Star Wars Trilogy as back in 2015, Mel Brooks appeared on the Adam Corolla podcast, “Taking The Knee,” where he said he would like to start filming a new Spaceballs after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

According to a user on Reddit who heard the show at the time, Brooks also wanted to use the original cast members, and said while it’s not a done deal, Brooks said he really wanted it to happen.

Brooks also said the title to the sequel would be “Spaceballs: The Search For Money,” though it’s unclear if Brooks was joking or if that is the actual intended title.

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