People Are Upset About A Remake Of The Princess Bride That Isn’t Happening
A lot of people don’t even like the thought of a remake.
In 1987 Rob Reiner directed a film titled The Princess Bride and it went on to become a beloved fixture on everybody’s VHS shelf. Then when video turned to DVDs people bought The Princess Bride on DVD, and then Blu-Ray, and now streaming, and in the future people will find a way to inject The Princess Bride directly into their brains.
Whenever something moves from cult classic to beloved movie staple some money hungry producer somewhere will suggest that they should cash-in on that brand name recognition and remake it. And these things always go exactly the same way: badly.
The idea of a Princess Bride remake got floated in an article about legendary producer Norman Lear that appeared in Variety where Sony CEO Tony Vinciquerra mentioned that people are always asking to remake Lear’s work.
Vinciquerra said “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’. Some people want to do animated versions of some of the sitcoms.” And that was enough for the internet to blow up with another case of ‘don’t touch our memories!’.
Star of The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes, tweeted “There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.” Which is lucky, because again, Vinciquerra only mentioned that famous people only asked him about the idea of it, they aren’t actually remaking the movie.
Jamie Lee Curtis also came out against this remake that isn’t happening, and many, many, many other people on the internet were also upset even though they will still get to watch the original because nobody is taking that away from them. And also, nobody is making this remake, so there’s also that good news.
None of the projects Vinciquerra mentioned are actually happening, he was simply talking about how people are always talking to him about wanting to make them. Nobody seems particularly upset about the idea of an all animated remake of All In The Family even though that has just as much of a chance of happening as this not-happening Princess Bride remake.
This is another classic Hollywood tale. Movie is made in the 80s. People love that movie. People grow up and get to an age where they miss being a child in the 80s. Somebody pontificates on the idea of remaking a movie from the 80s. People from the 80s get really upset for no reason. Articles like this one are written. The sands of time continue to move.