Everybody loved The Producers, didn't they? The stageshow, we mean, not the Nathan Lane/ Matthew Broderick movie. That was about as funny as pushing a broken glass-covered pineapple up your bum.
But anyway, now that Mel Brooks is riding on the crest of a critical and commercial wave after the success of The Producers, he's decided to turn another of his films – Young Frankenstein – into a stage musical, too. Which would be exciting news, if it weren't for the fact that it means a terrible Young Frankenstein stageshow movie remake starring a couple of over-mugging goons and Uma Freaking Thurman is only a matter of years away.
The stageshow version of The Producers revived the career of Mel Brooks, who had previously been best known in recent years for writing rubbish like Dracula: Dead And Loving It as some kind of warped punishment to the world. But The Producers reinvigorated his sense of humour and boosted his bank balance so much that he wants another crack at stageshow success with Young Frankenstein.
Possibly Mel Brooks' best film, Young Frankenstein starred Gene Wilder as the grandson of Dr Frankenstein who travels to Transylvania to meet up with a bloke with funny eyes to make a new Frankenstein's monster – this time one who grows up to be the abusive patriarch from Monster's Ball. And now it's been announced that Mel Brooks is adapting the movie into a stageshow.
Of course, the Young Frankenstein stageshow isn't properly written yet, and it doesn't have any investors yet, but Mel Brooks himself has given a tiny insight into what the Young Frankenstein musical is going to be like:
"It's going to be wonderful."
Consider yourselves told. Of course, we're looking forward to going to see Young Frankenstein in a theatre – but we hope it isn't too terrific. After all, the logical progression from a Young Frankenstein musical is a Spaceballs musical, and we really don't think we could stomach that.
[story by Stuart Heritage]