Presently in Hollywood, reboots and revivals are very famous, and now it seems another iconic film is in the running for a comeback. Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra announced in a new interview that the iconic 1987 fantasy comedy The Princess Bride has come up in the discussions for a reboot.
Jamie Lee Curtis spoke out against the concept of a Princess Bride reboot. She mentioned that it is a bad idea to reboot the movie.
“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,” she wrote in a tweet, before quoting a line in the movie: “Life is pain highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something!”
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
Curtis is not alone in considering the iconic movie should not be remade. Stars of the original like Carol Kane who played Valerie, the wife of Crystal’s character Miracle Max and Elwes both think the original is untouchable.
Kane said that “I don’t think a movie remake (would work) because I think it’s perfect,” “I would gather that Rob Reiner would say the same, and everybody in it would say the same.”
Elwes told CinemaBlend, “Good luck. We captured lightning in a bottle. It’s tough to remake an original. That’s why it’s called an original.”
Wright once discussed the idea of a sequel in an interview with Deadline and made her thoughts very clear. “Don’t ruin it,” she said.
The Princess Bride is an adaptation of a 1973 novel of the same name that follows Westley (Cary Elwes) on his quest to rescue the Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright), who was kidnapped and forced to marry Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). The film also stars Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Billy Crystal, and Fred Savage, among others.