If you’re old enough to remember the 1972 comedy “Blazing Saddles,” then you probably also remember how outrageous it is. The first time I watched it, I had to make sure my parents weren’t home. Well, believe it or not, the R-rated Mel Brooks film may be getting a modern-day remake…as an animated show…for kids.
This time around, it will be very different. It has to be! According to Deadline, “Blazing Saddles” is being re-imagined as “Blazing Samurai.” The basic premise of the film will be the same, minus all of the political incorrectness from the ’70s. The new, kid-friendly version will feature a dog named Hank who dreams of becoming a Samurai. When he’s put in charge of protecting a town called Kakamucho, he learns that it is populated entirely by cats. That sounds like it could be fun.
The best part about “Blazing Samurai” might be the cast. “Blazing Saddles” creator Mel Brooks (top) is on board along with voice talent including Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais, George Takei, and Samuel L. Jackson (below). Did you ever think Samuel L. Jackson would be involved in children’s programming? “Blazing Samurai” is slated for a summer 2021 release.