Cary Elwes, who's the film's hero, tweeted: 'There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.'
Most people who have seen the original version of the movie The Princess Bride thinks it's perfectly fine the way it is and they don't really fancy a remake. However, after Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Tony Vinciquerra mentioned the idea of a reboot to Variety in a profile on the film's executive producer, Norman Lear, people on Twitter were quick to respond. "We have so many people coming to us saying, 'We want to remake this show or that show,'" Vinciquerra said. "Very famous people whose names I won't use, but they want to redo 'The Princess Bride.'"
Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra says that “very famous people whose names I won’t use” want to redo Norman Lear’s ‘The Princess Bride’ https://t.co/xGHdIxW2bf pic.twitter.com/uvHjWzpj9t— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2019
However, Cary Elwes, who plays the film's hero, Westley, said it would be a shame to remake the 1987 comedy. Cary Tweeted: There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one. Jamie Lee Curtis, who is married to The Princess Bride actor Christopher Guest, also took to social media platform Twitter to share her own thoughts about the remake.
There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one. https://t.co/5N8Q3P2e5G— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) September 18, 2019
She wrote: 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!” One user suggested that Seth Rogen was behind the whole deal, Tweeting: Hey @Sethrogen this is you. Admit it. Seth Rogen replied to it: I would never dare.
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
Fans were quick to defend the original movie, too, saying that a reboot is not what they really need. One user wrote: They're remaking The Princess Bride. Hollywood loves to crush all that you cherish. ...Time for a glass of wine. Another added: Twitter: everyone is my enemy, we will never have peace! Hollywood: I think we should remake The Princess Bride. Twitter: TONIGHT WE RIDE AS ONE.
I would never dare.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 17, 2019
Wondering why? Here's the synopsis of the original classic: While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies, and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. It was directed by Rob Reiner and written by William Goldman. Now, it would be a shame to ruin this classic with a remake, wouldn't it? Or are you up for it?
Tell them to watch the original. We don’t need a new one.— Robyn Dettman (@RDettman) September 17, 2019
If you dare remake this movie the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right. Your ears! ...you keep and I'll tell you why...— Aidan Comerford (@AidanCTweets) September 18, 2019
No, no and, did I say no? NO! Leave legendary films and shows ALONE instead of crapping on them with new faces, adaptations, direction... Just STOP. Their success was a combination of factors, you cannot will it to happen again! Geez ...— MollyMar-LuciferSeason6 (@mollymar86) September 17, 2019