The Variety article doesn't name the individuals interested in remaking The Princess Bride, and we are pretty sure their anonymity will forever remain intact given the intense fan backlash to the mere idea.
Cruz then shared Elwes anti-remake tweet, writing that he'd "never agreed with an idea more" and followed that up by saying it was "Inconceivable that anyone would even think to try..." remaking the film.
And its popularity has attracted the eye of "very famous names" in Hollywood looking to "redo" the film, according to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra.
Social media reacted in unison to a report Tuesday that some "very famous people" want to remake the 1987 beloved adventure comedy The Princess Bride.
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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, whose husband, Christopher Guest, played the evil Count Rugen, also weighed in.
Considering remakes (are meant to) serve the objective of offering a new, modernised take on a classic to audiences around the globe, whether that be through state of the art CGI or updates on obsolete plot lines, it doesn't feel like something a film like The Princess Bride, ideal for being exact what it is - an 80s nostalgia fest - needs.
"The audacity of Sony to even think that The Princess Bride needs a reboot/remake?!"
Act III continues to own the two Reiner-directed films that it produced, The Princess Bride and Stand By Me. It's natural there would be interest in re-telling this story and attempting to recreate the incredible, near-perfect onscreen chemistry between cast members Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, and Chris Sarandon.
Others pointed out that Reiner and The Princess Bride book author and screenplay writer William Goldman who died in November at age 87 deserved credit for the movie.