Princess Bride

Oct. 03, 2012 | 8:49 a.m.

‘Princess Bride’ sequel? Inconceivable! says writer William Goldman

Princess Buttercup and Westley (also known as the Dread Pirate Roberts): The farmboy and his fair maid prove that "wuv, twoo wuv" can conquer all, including an evil prince, Rodents of Unusual Size, poisoned cups, torture machines and even death. Perhaps their magic comes from Westley's simple philosophy when it comes to relationship bliss -- "As you wish." (20th Century Fox)
NEW YORK — Twenty-five years after “The Princess Bride” first stormed theaters, director Rob Reiner, writer William Goldman and cast members Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn and Chris Sarandon reunited at the New York Film Festival on Tuesday night for a boisterous screening of the quotable fantasy-comedy timed to the release of the movie on Blu-ray this week. Goldman, 81, who wrote the 1973 novel and the screenplay for “The Princess Bride,” confessed that crafting a sequel to the now-cult movie has stumped him for years. “I’m desperate to make it and write it and I don’t know how,” said an emotional Goldman, who also penned the scripts for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men.” “I would love to make it, more than anything else I’ve not written.” […]
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