I briefly considered a title of “Oh Hell No!”
This is just not OK.
There are some things in this life that should just be left alone. This movie happens to be one of them. Don’t even think about touching it!
News came out yesterday that talked of a remake, a reboot, a redo of The Princess Bride. Something about “famous people” or “big names” wanting to be a part of it. Obviously this is a ploy to add their names to the lore of the movie, to ride the coattails of a classic film that was perfect the first (AND ONLY) time.
I am not having it. It better not happen.
Cary Elwes’ response via Twitter was EPIC!! It expresses perfectly what nearly all fans of the movie are feeling.
Honestly, there can never be a remake of this. If there is, I hope it is boycotted to no end. I hope the studio that produces it takes a bath from cost overruns, production snafus, marketing blunders, etc., etc., etc. Seriously. I could wish nothing but ill-will on such a venture. If any endeavor should fail, it should be this one.
I feel that strongly about this classic movie.
“Hello. My name is ___________________. You messed the wrong movie. Prepare to die.”