The 1981 historical comedy film History of the World Part I is considered one of comedy legend Mel Brooks’ best films. A satirical take on world history, starting from caveman, to the time of Moses, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the French Revolution. Mel Brooks himself played multiple characters and also features many Mel Brooks staples such as Dom DeLouise, Madeline Khan, Harvey Korman and Cloris Leashman.
At the end of the film a segment played called “Coming Attractions”, hinting that a Part II was intended to be made in the near future, but in reality it was just a joke with no such plans put in motion. That is until now.
It was recently announced via Variety that the long awaited sequel 40 years in the making will be starting production in Spring of 2022 and will be coming to Hulu being produced by Searchlight Television and 20th Television. Since the first film was made by 20th Century Fox the IP is now a Disney owned property, thus giving them the power to green light the project.
Mel Brooks will be returning to help helm the project. It will be the first film he has been actively involved in since the 2005 remake of his 1967 classic The Producers. Brooks had this to say about the upcoming project:
“I can’t wait to once more tell the real truth about all the phony baloney stories the world has been conned into believing are History!”
The announcement has somewhat caused many of his fans to be concerned due to most of his films being very political incorrect, especially nowadays, and are worried about censorship. His classic film Blazing Saddles is often said to be a film that would never be made today.
The film will begin production in Spring of 2022 though no planned release date has been announced.
Will you be looking forward to Mel Brooks returning to helm the long awaited sequel?
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