Mel Brooks to intro Young Frankenstein and talk about Gene Wilder


Young Frankenstein will come alive in American theatres once again at the beginning of October.

The screenings will also have a live introduction from writer-director Mel Brooks, who will pay tribute to the classic spoof's late star Gene Wilder.

Mel Brooks (PA)

The intro will be broadcast from the 20th Century Fox Lot in 500 theatres nationwide, according to an announcement from Fathom Events.

In addition to touring the studio lot, where much of the movie was filmed, Mel is expected to reminisce about his friend and collaborator Gene, who died last Sunday from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor (AP/PA)

Young Frankenstein is one of Gene's most fondly remembered films.

The announcement comes on the heels of AMC Theatres bringing other Gene Wilder favourites Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory back to theatres this past weekend.