Mel Brooks’ classic comedy The Producers is heading back to cinemas for one day to mark the film’s 50th anniversary.
Arriving on 5th August 2018, the film has been given a 4k restoration from a new scan of the original negative to mark the occasion. It will also feature a a very special Mel Brooks introduction from Turner Classic Movies.
Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is a washed up Broadway producer forced to romance old ladies to finance his plays. When timid accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) is brought in to do his books, he inadvertently reveals to Bialystock that under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than a hit. Bialystock cajoles Bloom into helping him achieve this end and together they come up with what they consider to be a sure-fire disaster waiting to happen – a musical version of Adolf and Eva’s love story entitled ‘Springtime For Hitler’. But is it possible that they might actually have the most unlikely hit of all time on their hands?
The Producers stars Zero Mostel (The Front), Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory) and Estelle Winwood (Murder By Death). It is directed by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles).
The film was adapted for Broadway in 2001 with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. It went on to win a record 12 Tony Awards.
The Producers will be released in UK cinemas for one day only on 5th August and then on DVD/Blu-ray/EST on 20th August.