Mel Brooks Going Horror With Pizzaman!
by Alex Billington
June 2, 2008
Mel Brooks isn't done making movies yet! The legendary filmmaker confirmed last week that he's not closing down his production company Brooksfilms, that he founded in 1978. In fact, he's already developing a horror film called Pizzaman. But wait, it's not a comedy or a spoof, it's a "serious horror film" that is being written by Rudy De Luca (Silent Movie, High Anxiety, Million Dollar Mystery, Dracula: Dead and Loving It) and Steve Haberman (Life Stinks, Dracula: Dead and Loving It). Brooks won't be directing, but will be producing it under Brooksfilms. I can't help but think of Pizza The Hut from Spaceballs when talking about this movie, all because Mel Brooks is involved and it's titled Pizzaman!
Brooks stated that the film is in the scripting and rewriting stage and he hasn't shopped it around to studios yet. We can expect it probably won't see the light of day for at least another few years. No other plot details have been revealed, but I can tell you it's probably not about Pizza The Hut (as seen below). In fact, a creepy pizza guy does sound rather freaky. Brooks has produced most of his own films, including The Producers and Dracula: Dead and Loving It most recently. However, I'm wondering whether Brooksfilms returning to the horror genre is really going to produce another gem? Would you rather see Brooks do a horror or a comedy?
And since this was one of the very few rare opportunities that I could ever mention Pizza The Hut, I thought what better time than now to share a photo of the guy! Oh Mel Brooks, how I miss your glory days!