Thursday, August 30, 2007
With Young Frankenstein nearly ready for prime time on the Great White Way, what will Mel Brooks & Co. do for an encore?
Many have assumed that a stage adaptation of "Blazing Saddles" would be next. Not so fast.
In a New York magazine profile on Brooks, Boris Kachka says of the comedic genius, "More ambiguous is his reaction when I tell him that I’ve heard he’s considering adapting the broader, bawdier Blazing Saddles."
Indeed, in a Bloomberg story by Philip Boroff, Brooks collaborator Thomas Meehan says, "It could be 'High Anxiety'....That's the leading candidate."
Hat tip to regular SOB reader Esther, for pointing me toward the two stories.
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