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).
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").
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.
And then...the internet exploded.
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.
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.
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:
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:
But the absolute BEST reaction came from Wesley/the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes, who paraphrased his character to perfection:
Here's how I like to imagine Elwes looked while he was writing up that tweet:
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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