In case you weren’t already convinced that we are living in the darkest timeline, here’s some more evidence: Hollywood wants to remake the most quotable and perfect movie in the world, The Princess Bride.
Sony Pictures CEO told Variety in an interview that he’s gotten heaps of offers from famous people to redo the absolute icon of a film, and honestly? No, just no.
Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly be making another reboot, Hollywood is at it again trying to ruin our childhoods. I don’t care what the Lion King remake’s box office made, it destroyed the magic of the original and I’m upset about it. I definitely don’t need to see the Princess Bride go down the same hole.
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 pic.twitter.com/uvHjWzpj9t
— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2019
Of course, Twitter came out in droves to defend our beloved classic from Hollywood’s money hungry execs.
Instead of remaking The Princess Bride, why not power blast the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and have Banksy give it a new look.
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) September 18, 2019
I will vote for the Presidential candidate who includes not remaking “The Princess Bride” as part of their platform.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) September 18, 2019
Look, there is no point in remaking The Princess Bride. We already know what became of Buttercup. pic.twitter.com/6YgO5R9kG3
— Dr. Karen James ❄️ (@kejames) September 18, 2019
Not only is the idea of remaking the Princess Bride cooked because it doesn’t need it, but also because there’s so many movies that could be made. We don’t have a shortage of writers or creativity, but that gross capitalist obsession with profitting off successful originals is actually ruining our quality of cinema. For the love of God, make a goddamn original film.
If they remake The Princess Bride, I will start a revolution.
We have to draw a line somewhere.
People are writing new shit!
Make new shit!
Quit screwing up the classics!
— Craytus Jones (@craytusjones) September 18, 2019
I think I speak for some of my fellow indie writers who all have fresh original scripts and stories that it’s insane studios rehash and remake films that need NO remaking. Please put The Princess Bride on that list along w/ many others (not naming them to give ideas) 🙄🤦♂️ #Enough
— Michael Matteo Rossi (@MichaelMatteoRo) September 18, 2019
The one comforting thing about this heinous proposal though, is the absolute outrage it has brought out. Never in my life have I seen Twitter so united under a single cause.
Twitter: everyone is my enemy, we will never have peace!
Hollywood: I think we should remake The Princess Bride
Twitter: TONIGHT WE RIDE AS ONE
— Brian Stevenson (@Ashitaka1110) September 18, 2019
The Princess Bride remake is only in the proposal stages and nothing has been confirmed – let’s see if the backlash actually works.
Image Sources: Twitter, GIPHY, 20th Century Fox.