It might seem absolutely, totally, and in all other ways inconceivable, but there’s apparently been a discussion about remaking the beloved classic film “The Princess Bride.”
In a Variety profile of screen legend Norman Lear, who produced the 1987 movie, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra told the magazine that “very famous people” want to redo the film. It’s not clear if Sony or anyone else is entertaining the idea of a remake, but the report was enough to send fans to the Pit of Despair… a.k.a. Twitter… to lament the possibility.
Cary Elwes, who starred as Westley and one incarnation of the Dread Pirate Roberts, spoke for many by paraphrasing one of his lines in the movie:
Others threatened to call in the Brute Squad on the “very famous people” ― or anyone else, for that matter ― who attempted to remake the film:
Oh really? Well, 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!” https://t.co/hv33UIZKN3
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 17, 2019
Theres a rumor afoot that someone wants to remake ‘Princess Bride’ which is a terrible idea. Its a perfect, much loved movie
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 18, 2019
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Sonny, The Princess Bride is the greatest thing, in the world—except for a nice MLT, mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that. DON’T MESS WITH PERFECTION. https://t.co/A2lWFlq2yB
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 17, 2019
You’ve fallen for one of the two classic blunders! The first being never get involved in a land war in Asia but only slightly lesser known: never go in on a Princess Bride reboot! https://t.co/1AZkr41gDI
— Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) September 17, 2019
Do not touch The Princess Bride.
Do not remake it.
Do not enhance it.
Do not remaster it.
Keep you damn dirty hands off The Princess Bride. pic.twitter.com/VgbWCnOBUI
— Rus McLaughlin (@rusmclaughlin) September 17, 2019
A) No. B) Calling it Norman Lear’s The Princess Bride is as accurate as Al Ruddy’s The Godfather—in that neither of them is creatively responsible for what you know and love. C) No. https://t.co/JsT2ISzvgf
— J.J. Blabrams (@marcbernardin) September 17, 2019
Apparently, the CEO of Sony has stated that some people want to remake The Princess Bride. I’m sorry, but no. No, no, no. That is one film that absolutely does not deserve a remake. The original is a classic. Leave it alone. pic.twitter.com/5URFigknuT
— Animated Antic (@Animated_Antic) September 17, 2019
There are very few remakes of movies that I will not only instantly boycott, but will fight “to the pain” to even be remade at all.
Back to the Future
On Golden Pond
The Princess Bride
To name a few. This needs to not happen. At. All. https://t.co/qaFTk3kGXK
— CD TundraVision (@TundraVision) September 17, 2019
Is the Princess Bride reboot all dead yet? Or only mostly dead?
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) September 18, 2019