Details are still sparse on Sony Pictures’ rumored The Princess Bride reboot, but two directors deny they’re involved in the contentious remake. Chris Miller, best known for directing films like The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street (and its sequel) alongside Phil Lord, stated on Twitter that the duo will not be helming the project.
For the record, not us.— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) September 18, 2019
Love the movie— it still holds up as the greatest meta story put to film.
Also, the way you know it’s not us is the use of the phrase “very famous” https://t.co/LeGzVp6FRO
“For the record, not us,” said Miller. “Love the movie -- it still holds up as the greatest meta story put to film. Also, the way you know it’s not us is the use of the phrase ‘very famous.’”
Beyond The LEGO Movie, Lord and Miller are known for producing the recent animated Spider-Man adaptation, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. While the duo’s unique sense of humor and visual stylings likely would have made them shoe-ins for the job, it sounds like that won’t be the case.
Lord and Miller aren’t the only ones to distance themselves from a The Princess Bride remake. Actor Cary Elwes, who played Westley in the 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner, stated he is against a remake, calling the original a “perfect movie” that should remain untarnished.
No additional details have been revealed about The Princess Bride remake, which is still, at this point, only a rumor.