(AFP) – The master of comic cinema Mel Brooks, 95 years, participates in the writing of a second part of the “Mad story of the world”, a series in eight episodes ordered by the Hulu platform, she announced, 26 years after this slapstick comedy came out in theaters.
“I can’t wait to tell the truth once again about all the bogus stories everyone believed thinking that this ‘was history! “, said in a statement the filmmaker and actor, one of the few to have been honored in his career at the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Oscars and Tony Awards, thus conferring him the title of “Egot”.
According to Hulu, Mel Brooks will be supported for production and writing by Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter. Writing for the series is due to begin “this month” and filming in the spring 2022, said the platform, whose majority shareholder is Disney.
World success after its release in 1981, the “Mad History of the World” is a slapstick comedy that parodies History since the Age of stone to the French Revolution. Mel Brooks notably encamped there Moses, the character of Comicus during the Roman Empire, or Louis XVI. At the time, the film ended with the announcement of a sequel, with a fake Hitler in the middle of an ice skating performance, “Hitler on ice”.
Born on 26 June 1926 in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, Mel Brooks always wanted to shoot Hitler ridiculous, as in one of his first musicals, “The Producers”, which became one of his greatest hits. In the United States, the memoirs of the filmmaker, also known for “Frankenstein Junior” and “The crazy story of space”, are expected at the end of November in bookstores.