Mel Brooks is hoping to follow the success of stage adaptations of movies Young Frankenstein and The Producers by turning cult 1974 film Blazing Saddles into a new musical.
The moviemaker has reportedly written two songs for the show and is currently working on a third.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Brooks said, "If I did it, I wouldn't rush to New York with it because the Times (newspaper) would say, 'Oh dear, oh dear, another movie converted and transmogrified into a musical... The Times was only lukewarm to Young Frankenstein."