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William Goldman Talks The Princess Bride Sequel at 25th Anniversary Reunion


Consider my heart officially warmed. The cast of The Princess Bride got together last night at a New York Film Festival screening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their classic film.

Absent from the screening was, of course, André the Giant, a.k.a. Fezzik, who passed away in 1993. In a post-screening Q&A, Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya) shared with the 1,000-strong audience how André comforted a deathly-afrid-of-heights Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) during the Cliffs of Insanity scene by cradling the actor—who was a good two feet shorter than him—in a makeshift papoose, patting him on the head and saying “Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you.” I’m sorry, I just have something in my eye…

William Goldman, who wrote the novel and its screenplay, even had something to say about a possible sequel, even though it’s not exactly encouraging: “I’m desperate to make it and write it and I don’t know how…. I would love to make it, more than anything else I’ve not written.”

Awwww, Goldman, don’t beat yourself up. I, for one, would love a sequel if done well, but The Princess Bride is one of those movies that, for me, is perfect in its own right, without any need for changes or additions. Unlike other ’80s fantasy movies (*coughWillowcough*), it has aged remarkably well, after all.

But if you were to finish Buttercup’s Baby, well, I wouldn’t complain.

(via: Hero Complex)

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  • Anonymous

    I feel for Goldman, but I think he should let this one lie.

  • Casey Holmes

    Cue MST3K “Village Of The Giants” … “Hey, I liked Willow…”

  • OdinsEye

    I liked Willow too , until i read the following trilogy. Sad :(

  • John Wao

    That’s Mandy “Holla” Pantinkin.

  • http://twitter.com/FroWillis Sarah

    The Princess Bride is one of those movies that got better as I got older. Partly because I realized there was swearing and naughty lines like the “perfect breasts” bit.

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    Princess Bride is one of those movies that got better as I got older.
    Partly because I realized there was swearing and naughty lines like the
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  • Anonymous

    No goldman, this is a perfect movie, and if you have never come up with anything good enough to put pen to paper for a sequel, that’s a good sign not to do it. Just make a whole new world, with new characters we love! And if can feature Mandy Patinkin that would be great, because he’s the izzle