Variety started some drama with just one sentence this week. In a profile of executive producer Norman Lear, Variety reported that Sony Pictures head Tony Vinciquerra said, “very famous people whose names I won’t use want to redo The Princess Bride.”
That little sentence caused so much commotion on Twitter. Thousands of people chimed in on the social media site, basically warning everyone in Hollywood to stay far away from the classic film.
Even one of the stars of the original movie commented on the news. Cary Elwes jumped on his Twitter account and begged Hollywood not to ruin a perfect movie.
There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one. https://t.co/5N8Q3P2e5G— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) September 18, 2019
He was at least nice about it. The fans of the movie were not so nice with their tweets. In fact, some of them were threatening. There was some serious rage going on.
We have to imagine the outrage worked though. No way any studio/producer develops this idea now. At least, we hope not.
LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE!