Dark Helmet lives.
The villain of the 1987 Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs may be primed for a return as MGM and Brooksfilms Limited, in association with G4 and Berliner Film Companie, prepare an animated series based on the film. SCTV vet Rick Moranis played the character in the movie.
The pilot is being written by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, a longtime Brooks collaborater who worked on the Spaceballs movie and who will oversee writing for the series. Meehan has also worked with Brooks on the smash musical version of Brooks' film The Producers.
Spaceballs starred Bill Pullman, John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, Moranis, and Brooks in a story that parodied many sci-fi films, chief among them Star Wars. The film grossed $38 million domestically.