Brooks Planning Blazing Saddles Musical
MEL BROOKS is hoping to follow the success of stage adaptations of movies YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRODUCERS by turning cult 1974 film BLAZING SADDLES into a new musical.
The moviemaker has reportedly written two songs for the show and is currently working on a third.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Brooks said, "If I did it, I wouldn't rush to New York with it because the Times (newspaper) would say, 'Oh dear, oh dear, another movie converted and transmogrified into a musical... The Times was only lukewarm to Young Frankenstein."