“Blazing Samurai”, an Animated Homage to “Blazing Saddles” with Talking Animals, Set For 2017 Summer Release

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Mel Brooks is not only on board for this movie, but he also is part of the voice cast.

August 2017 is the target date for Blazing Samurai, a movie sounds as unbelievable as Blazing Saddles, its source of inspiration, did when it was first being conceived. 

Lion King director Rob Minkoff has brought on the likes of Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, and more as well as the aforementioned Brooks for a movie that seemingly takes the plot of Blazing Saddles, makes all the characters anthropomorphic animals, and sets it in feudal Japan. Like we said, it sounds pretty out there, but so was the meta, absurd comedy of Brooks all those decades ago.

Brooks being heavily involved is definitely more reassuring that this might be a highlight of 2017 summer fare.