Yes, the man whose campfire scene in “Blazing Saddles” inspired the Friedberg & Seltzers of the world to base several parody movies around an ever-present cacophonous wall of farts, sat down with The Wrap to candidly discuss his problems with diarrhea and constipation. He also talked about some other things too but the important part is that he’s suffering with constipation and diarrhea. I guess. Why did we need to know that, Mel?
At any rate, Brooks is trying to adapt “Blazing Saddles” into a Broadway musical which should delight all of the aunts of the world. Brooks noted that the musical,
… is almost there. I get the feeling that if I could find the time to write three or four more songs, it could be a bold and crazy musical.
Good for him. As long as he’s on Broadway his dated brand of comedy can’t hurt the rest of us. But wait! What’s this?
I’m working on a horror film; it’s kind of a traditional slasher film called “Pizza Man.” It reminds me of those Hammer Films from the 1950s. So who knows — I might direct it, but I need to polish it and rewrite it.
I don’t know what’s more troubling here. The idea that an 86 year old man is mocking slasher movies 13 years after his hacky contemporaries stripped the genre of any comedic potential or the fact that he thinks Hammer movies are slasher movies. And what is it about pizza that Brooks finds so hilarious?
The only bright side to this “Pizza Man” idea is that he has Stacy Keach in mind to play the film’s villain. So it’s true what they say, every fart cloud does have a silver lining.