Posted on September 18, 2019

Star of ‘The Princess Bride,’ and Most of Twitter, Say Remaking Iconic Film Is Inconceivable

Doha Madani, NBC News, September 17, 2019

“The Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes was among many who found the idea of a remake of the timeless 1987 film inconceivable after the Sony Pictures CEO floated the idea in an interview.

Twitter users expressed outrage when Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Tony Vinciquerra mentioned the idea of a reboot to Variety in a profile on Norman Lear, who was the film’s executive producer. The piece, published Tuesday, only briefly mentions “The Princess Bride.”


{snip} Cary Elwes, who portrayed the film’s hero, Westley, called the 1987 classic a “perfect” movie.


And of course there were hundreds of fans fiercely defending the film online, even employing the use of some of its best and most iconic moments to hit back at the unidentified “very famous people” who floated the concept of a reboot.