The Princess Bride reboot hasn't gone down well – particularly with Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis has shared her strong views on a potential The Princess Bride remake. Because some classics just need to be left alone, right?

No film released before 2017 is safe from getting a remake

OK, that’s a slight exaggeration, but it does feel like every other “new” film release is a modern update of a classic that nobody asked for. 

This year alone, Disney produced the live action versions of Aladdin and The Lion King. And the internet was horrified when it was announced that Home Alone was getting a remake. Let’s not even get started on the news about revisiting Night at the Museum, which originally only came out in 2006.     

Clueless!, Heathers, Charlie’s Angels  – nostalgia is the new… well, it’s the new new

And Jamie Lee Curtis has had enough of it, especially when it comes to rumours about The Princess Bride remake.

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Curtis made her views on the issue very clear on Twitter in response to an article about the subject.

Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra told Variety magazine: “We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to remake this show or that show. Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride. Some people want to do animated versions of some of the sitcoms. Not a month goes by when we don’t have an idea coming from some very big name wanting to do things with Norman [Lear].”

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To quickly recap: The Princess Bride is Robin Reiner’s 80s classic that follows the story of Westley (Cary Elwes) who, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) from the odious Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) .

Although Curtis didn’t actually star in the film, her husband Christopher Guest played Count Tyrone Rugen, so she had strong views on the matter.

“Oh really?,” she asked.

” Well, I married the six fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s. ‘Life is pain highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something!’

And Curtis wasn’t the only one with an opinion.

Elwes, who played Westley, also tweeted: “There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.”

Fans have supported Curtis and Elwes in their campaign not to see a The Princess Bride remake.

So it looks like we’re probably not getting a remake of The Princess Bride. And that’s absoutely fine with everyone.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…

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