Actor Cary Elwes took it upon himself to comment on rumored talks of a remake of the classic Rob Reiner film The Princess Bride.
The English actor and writer, who played Westley in the 1987 film, posted a tweet with a related Variety article about the rumored remake and wrote, "There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one."
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
"We have so many people coming to us saying, 'We want to remake this show or that show,'" Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra told Variety. "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. Not a month goes by when we don’t have an idea coming from some very big name wanting to do things with Norman."
Nevertheless, it seems Elwes is not on board with the idea of the film getting a reboot and possibly disappointing its loyal legion of fans.
The Princess Bride is a beloved fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love, who must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited. The film is based on the William Goldman novel, "The Princess Bride," which earned its own passionate followers.
Goldman passed away in November 2018. He was a two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and also one of the most respected writers about the inner workings of Hollywood.