Film Independent's Live Read Of "The Princess Bride" LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Director Jason Reitman and actors Kevin Pollak, Bill Fagerbakke, Goran Visnjic, Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Cary Elwes, Nick Kroll, Collette Wolfe, Fred Savage and Rob Reiner participate in Film Independent's Live Read of "The Princess Bride" at Bing Theatre At LACMA on December 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Lear had produced the original 1987 The Princess Bride, which starred Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. "There's a shortage of flawless movies in this world", he wrote in a tweet. It would be a pity to damage this one", he said, mirroring a quote from The Princess Bride in which Westley says: "There's a shortage of ideal breasts in this world. Yeah, sure, we can make this same movie again with a new cast and change the story for a modern audience-or we can adapt this idea into something completely new and let a different writer's voice be heard!
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of The Princess Bride, offered a behind-the-scenes look at the movie.
Rumors of a possible Princess Bride remake surfaced after Variety published a profile of the film's producer Norman Lear, where Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra said he said the idea of remaking the movie was being discussed.
"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. Released in 1987 and directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride has been embraced by generations of fans as an instant classic. "Life is pain highness".
"We have so many people coming to us saying, 'We want to remake this show or that show, '" Vinciquerra, 65, told the publication. It was first reported by Variety that some "very famous people" had been contemplating a remake of the film, although those people were never officially named.
"I'm rarely a "don't remake this" kind of guy", Franklin Leonard chimed in. I know every word of this movie DO NOT TAKE THIS AWAY FROM ME!