I’m 2019, a Variety published a story insinuating that the Sony is interested in a remake from the fantasy classic ‘To Princess Bride’, but it seems that the idea did not appeal to everyone.
In season, Cary Elwes, The film’s star criticized the decision on his Twitter profile by claiming that “there are few perfect movies in this world. It would be a shame to ruin the image of this one.”
The news began to circulate after the president of Sony claim that “there are a lot of people interested in doing a remake of the classic.”
Even though the news hasn’t been updated since then, Elwes again criticized the possibility during a recent interview with the The Hollywood Reporter.
For him, the 1987 film is a beloved work and an important part of pop culture, and it’s best not to erode that image with a remake.
“Many movie studio executives believe that when they do reboots or remakes, they already have a certain target audience, so they don’t have to spend as much marketing. That’s why the cinema has been invaded by films of this type.”
“I understand the motivation, but my theory is, if the movie is popular and it’s done well, and people love it, I think it’s better not to wear on its image. If a movie has captured the hearts of the audience, then it’s not a good idea to try to revisit it.”
Elwes he’s not the only movie star to criticize the idea either…[display-posts orderby="rand"]
Chris Sarandon, interpreter of Prince Humperdinck, said the following to the Comic Book:
“I don’t understand why anyone would need to redo ‘The Promised Princess,’ because it’s such a specific movie in its effects on audiences. It’s an iconic film in so many ways and has such a cultural imprint that I don’t see how a remake could be anything but a disappointment to fans of the original.”
Based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman, ‘The Promised Princess‘ was a critical success, I conquered 97% of positive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
Besides Elwes, the movie also has Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Fred Savage, Betsy Brantley, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre; o Gigante, Billy Crystal e Carol Kane.