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    No One Wants A "The Princess Bride" Remake And That Fact Is One Of The Few Things Uniting All Of Us

    "You seem a decent movie studio, we hate to kill you." — Literally everyone.

    Hello, my name is Allie Hayes. You're talking about remaking one of my favorite movies. Prepare to die (or, at minimum, prepare to read a really mean post about how this horrible idea).

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    So, let me get you up to speed real quick: The Princess Bride is, simply put, one of the best movies ever made. It's funny and pure and almost painfully quotable. It's pretty much universally beloved by anyone with a pulse (and some people without a pulse, considering they may be "mostly dead").

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    Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie, I implore you to watch it. You WILL like it.

    Anyway, all of the ~drama~ started this week when, without warning, Variety wrote up a piece in which Sony Pictures CEO, Tony Vinciquerra, said that some "very famous people whose names I won’t use" were looking to remake The Princess Bride.

    Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra says that “very famous people whose names I won’t use” want to redo Norman Lear’s ‘The Princess Bride’ https://t.co/xGHdIxW2bf

    And then...the internet exploded.

    To the people who want to remake The Princess Bride

    I cannot stress this enough...absolutely NO ONE wants this movie remade. It's one of the few things uniting everyone in these trying times.

    I like that in these chaotic times we can all put aside our differences and agree that no one should remake The Princess Bride

    And I'll admit it...I'M one of those people, and I'm not by ANY MEANS anti-remake or reboot. I'm a horror movie fan, for heck's sake, half of my favorite genre is straight-up remakes — but this movie is already perfect.

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    Even celebrities got involved to voice their "Hey, no thanks" feelings on the whole remake thing, like this sick burn courtesy of Jamie Lee Curtis:

    Oh really? Well, I married the six fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s. “Life is pain highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something!” https://t.co/hv33UIZKN3

    And, when asked directly if he was one of "very famous people" who wanted to remake it, Seth Rogen was quick to be like NOPE, NOT ME:

    @PurveyorOCreepy @Variety I would never dare.

    But the absolute BEST reaction came from Wesley/the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes, who paraphrased his character to perfection:

    There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one. https://t.co/5N8Q3P2e5G

    Here's how I like to imagine Elwes looked while he was writing up that tweet:

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    Anyway, that's it. That's the whole post. It'd be, like, really cool if you maybe didn't remake THIS one movie? Please? Okay, thanks!

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