Rick Moranis recently revealed that Spaceballs 2 almost happened.
Although he was a staple of 80s and 90s cinema, the actor doesn’t spend too much time doing the Hollywood shuffle these days. According to Slashfilm, Moranis is currently busy with his music career and raising his children.
While promoting his latest album My Mother’s Brisket, the folks at Heeb Magazine managed to work in a few Spaceballs 2 and Ghostbusters 3 questions into the interview. Rick Moranis said the sequel to Mel Brooks’ comedy almost happened.
The actor said Mel Brooks was interested in doing a sequel to his sci-fi parody after the flick found an audience on home video. According to Rick Moranis, the movie didn’t do very well at the box office during its theatrical run.
“It wasn’t a box office hit. It was a cult video hit, and MGM wanted to do a sequel. And my idea for it was ‘Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II.’ And I was unable to make a deal with Mel. I couldn’t make a deal,” he explained.
Moranis didn’t reveal any of the specifics regarding the deal he was attempting to work out with Mel Brooks. Whatever the circumstances were at the time, the actor and the director couldn’t make it happen.
“Because it is so specific, it’s counter-productive to talk about it. But I was unable to make a deal, and it would have been something I would have wanted to do. But that ship has sailed. Then, there’s the perennial talk of another Ghostbusters, but that’s all talk and speculation,” he said.
As far as Ghostbusters 3 is concerned, Rick Moranis believes it’s all talk and speculation at this stage of the game. However, the actor revealed he was approached by one of Dan Akroyd’s assistants a few years ago about the project.
“So he says, ‘I gotta ask, would you do it?’ I said, ‘I don’t say no to anything until everything is presented to me.’ What is it? Is it happening? Is there a script? What’s the part? Who else is in it? Where is it? How long is it gonna take? You know, I need a little bit more information,” the actor said.
Fans of Rick Moranis should check out the rest of the actor’s interview with Heeb Magazine as soon as possible. Are you still hoping Spaceballs 2 could actually happen?