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!
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Don't be so quick to dismiss this one. The last time Brooksfilms dipped their hand in straight horror, they gave us David Cronenberg's "The Fly". I STILL have nightmares about that one.
Mr. BabyMan on Jun 2, 2008
Maybe his son is rubbing off on him...his boy is Max Brooks, author of World War Z!
jason_md2020 on Jun 2, 2008
But was "The Fly" written by two guys whose only scripting credits are for comedies? Broad, slapstick farces, at that? This one has stinkburger written all over it. I'd be surprised if it gets greenlit.
Roxy on Jun 3, 2008
Maybe it would be one of those "black comedy" things. You know, the pizza guy stalks whoever, but he does it in a weird way that looks kindda funny. I would pay to see something like that.
Ajax on Jun 3, 2008
"I see your schwartz is as big as mine!" 🙂
avoidz on Jun 3, 2008
This is weird, I've just heard of a script that has been floating around with a very similar plot and now I see this news. I hope Brooks isn't snatching ideas from up and coming films.
Christopher on Jun 19, 2008
"Or else Pizza's gonna send out for you!" - Pizza the Hut
Dan Walimaa on Jan 30, 2009
does'nt this just make you wana blow sombodys dam head off?
Russell Haberman on Dec 22, 2009
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