William Goldman Struggling to Write “Princess Bride” Sequel
Here’s one sequel I’d actually want to see: The Princess Bride! The LA Times reports that as the cast of the classic film celebrated its 25th anniversary at the New York Film Festival, screenwriter William Goldman confessed that he wants to write a sequel – but is having trouble.
“I’m desperate to make it and write it and I don’t know how,” said the 81 year-old. “I would love to make it, more than anything else I’ve not written.”
Director Rob Reiner and cast members Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn and Chris Sarandon were also on hand for a Q&A in celebration of the comedy, which is being released on Blu Ray this week.
Fred Savage, who played the little boy being told the story of the movie, was missing – but I was lucky enough to see him reprise his role in the Jason Reitman-directed live read in LA earlier this year. I can assure you that Savage, who’s now a prolific TV director, has barely changed at all in 25 years!
The cast members said that people are constantly coming up to them and quoting lines or asking them to repeat lines from the movie. One of the most popular ones was spoken by Mandy Patinkin: “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
“Little kids, their parents, their grandparents ask me to say it,” Patinkin said.
Would you like to see a Princess Bride sequel? I’d love to see these people all get together on-screen again…but I worry that the original is too perfect to top!