"Spaceballs" was released in 1987 and was directed by Mel Brooks who is known for parody movies like "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein".
Even though it got a mixed reception at the time, "Spaceballs" subsequently emerged as a cult classic on video and has become one of Brooks' most popular films till date.
The setting and characters of the movie primarily parody the original Star Wars trilogy as well as other sci-fi franchises like "Star Trek," "Alien" and "Planet of the Apes".
Fans of "Spaceballs" have speculated for years whether there will be a sequel. With the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the speculation has turned into much hype, and rumours regarding a sequel have resurfaced lately.
A report by Uproxx says Brooks discussed the sequel and the probability of it to turn into reality recently.
"And I'm thinking now, if I said, if I did a movie that came out right after 'Star Wars' comes out, you know, maybe a couple of months later, 'Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money', I'd have a big weekend, you know, no matter what, even if it fell on its ass and you know, didn't get that money back," he has said.
Brooks hasn't directly confirmed the sequel, but undoubtedly, there are certain hints.
Given that the new Star Wars movie is just out and it will be a good time to cash in on the franchise's name, "Spaceballs 2" might happen soon, and this time, it will certainly have elements from newly released "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
In the original "Spaceballs," there were numerous instances where a sequel was mentioned which would be titled as "Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money".
However, it seems people mistook the reference as a promise rather than another spoof of all the prequels and sequels that only aim to collect more cash.
It has been almost 30 years since the original "Spaceballs" hit the theatres. Even if a sequel is in the pipeline, Brooks has to be really careful as it may not garner that much popularity after such a long interval of time.