'The Princess Bride' remake rumour sparks fury among fans
There's no doubt that nearly 32 years on, The Princess Bride is still one of the most beloved cult movies ever made. The Rob Reiner fairy-tale starred a dream-team cast of Carey Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Peter Falk, Fred Savage and Billy Crystal, and it hasn't lost its charm or quotability in all that time.
Perhaps then, it's no surprise that when it was recently made public that a movie studio is considering a remake of the original adaptation of William Goldman's story, fans found the idea inconceivable.
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The rumours of the alleged remake first went public after Variety published an exclusive profile on producer Norman Lear, who financed the 1987 movie.
Commenting on Lear's career, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra stated: "He’s not resting on his laurels. Whenever I see him, every few weeks, he always asks me, ‘What more can we do? What should we be doing with our library?’"
But it was his next quote that startled social media users, when Vinciquerra added: "We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to remake this show or that show.' Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo ‘The Princess Bride.
When Vinciquerra statement hit social media, a host of loyal fans took to Twitter to express their exasperation at the idea.
Indeed, the cast and crew involved in the original movie don't seem to think too highly of the idea. Responding to the news on Twitter, actor Carey Elwes wrote: "There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one."
Meanwhile, Jamie-Lee Curtis, wife of Christopher Guest, tweeted: "I married the six-fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s. Life is pain highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something!' [sic]"