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(LA Times)   The creator of The Princess Bride wants to do a sequel to the film, but can't come up with an idea for it. Obviously, the place to start is by signing The Big Show to play Andre the Giant's son   (herocomplex.latimes.com) divider line 68
    More: Interesting, Andre the Giant, Princess Bride, Cary Elwes, New York Film Festival, Mandy Patinkin, human beings, Wallace Shawn, Inigo Montoya  
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2012-10-05 09:08:56 AM  
It worked for WCW.
 
2012-10-05 09:17:36 AM  
PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.
 
2012-10-05 09:19:42 AM  
Am I the only one who felt really bad for whichever horse Fezzik was going to ride out of there?

www.crazyus.com
 
2012-10-05 09:57:53 AM  
Why are you giving them ideas, cockmitter?
 
2012-10-05 10:03:35 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: It worked for WCW.


It would take a miracle
 
2012-10-05 10:10:58 AM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


Does it hurt not having a soul?
 
2012-10-05 10:31:52 AM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for attention, I can tell you I don't have any. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

If you apologize now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you...And I will kill you.
 
2012-10-05 11:40:26 AM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You hate my movie. Prepare to die.
 
2012-10-05 11:41:29 AM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


Farkied as "has zero taste in films"
 
2012-10-05 11:41:35 AM  
Here's the plot:

How about the cast sits down on the sofa to watch The Princess Pride on the TV instead of making a horrible sequel?
 
2012-10-05 11:44:10 AM  

Tax Boy: Here's the plot:

How about the cast sits down on the sofa to watch The Princess Pride on the TV instead of making a horrible sequel?


That would actually be pretty cool
 
2012-10-05 11:44:39 AM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


Please tell me this is a troll?

If not, how can one person hate life and themselves so thoroughly as to not enjoy this excellent movie? That's a lot of self loathing. I usually don't say this to anyone but maybe, just maybe, suicide is the answer.
 
2012-10-05 11:45:26 AM  
A sequel would be a horrible idea, but if it did happen, subby's idea on casting isn't too bad.
 
2012-10-05 11:46:55 AM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


scrapetv.com
 
2012-10-05 11:49:34 AM  
Didn't William Goldman try writing one?
 
2012-10-05 11:55:34 AM  
Dear creator: Let dead Sicilians lie
 
2012-10-05 11:56:53 AM  
Ok, I was right, it was called "Buttercup's Baby".
 
2012-10-05 11:59:21 AM  
Westley and Buttercup's daughter falls in love with King Humperdink's son, the new prince who isn't an asshole like his pop. They run off to elope, but they get kidnapped on the way by ruffian's. The king and Westley have to work together and save their kids. They of course enlist the aid of the Dread Pirate Roberts.
 
2012-10-05 12:13:56 PM  
www.worldpokertour.com
 
2012-10-05 12:17:32 PM  
Fred Savage recites the book to his illegitimate bastard son until he pushes the kid out of the car on the I-5.

Savage laughs "As you wiwwiiiiiisssssshhhhhh" as drives away from his bouncing, rolling kid.

Wesley and Buttercup have become the antithesis of Miracle Max and his wife--sort of like drunken Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

Humperdink finally comes out of the closet, marries Fezzik, changes his name to Prince Humphisdink but dies a tragic death involving a ROUS and duck tape.
 
2012-10-05 12:19:40 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Fred Savage recites the book to his illegitimate bastard son until he pushes the kid out of the car on the I-5.

Savage laughs "As you wiwwiiiiiisssssshhhhhh" as drives away from his bouncing, rolling kid.

Wesley and Buttercup have become the antithesis of Miracle Max and his wife--sort of like drunken Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

Humperdink finally comes out of the closet, marries Fezzik, changes his name to Prince Humphisdink but dies a tragic death involving a ROUS and duck tape.


That only works if you recast Humperdink as Richard Gere
 
2012-10-05 12:24:59 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Wesley and Buttercup have become the antithesis of Miracle Max and his wife--sort of like drunken Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.


Wouldn't that be like regular Taylor & Burton?
 
2012-10-05 12:27:08 PM  
Anyone want a peanut?
 
2012-10-05 12:27:41 PM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.

That movie is so awesome it should always stand on its own.

FTFY
 
2012-10-05 12:32:05 PM  
There are a few hooks that could allow for a sequel.

Prince Humperdinck was left alive at the end of the movie, and Inigo Montoya presumably becomes the next Dread Pirate Roberts.

However, this is not exactly a film that requires a sequel.

END COMMUNICATION
 
2012-10-05 12:35:24 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Westley and Buttercup's daughter falls in love with King Humperdink's son, the new prince who isn't an asshole like his pop. They run off to elope, but they get kidnapped on the way by ruffian's. The king and Westley have to work together and save their kids. They of course enlist the aid of the Dread Pirate Roberts.


That's not a bad story, actually.
 
2012-10-05 12:41:34 PM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


Doesn't it suck that you're forced to watch movies you don't like? It sucks almost as much as being required by law to read and comment on internet forums about stuff you don't like.

I blame Obama.
 
2012-10-05 12:53:18 PM  
I wish they would remake "The Outsiders" with Beiber as Pony Boy and Stiffler as Dallas


*Ducks, flips you all off and runs away laughing manically*
 
2012-10-05 12:57:44 PM  
Fezzik's son, call it "The Prince's Bride", and of course it is about how Lil Fezzik hunts down the cult that kills his father, falls in love, and becomes king by his own hand.


Also, shoot me now.
 
2012-10-05 01:01:23 PM  

Onkel Buck: I wish they would remake "The Outsiders" with Beiber as Pony Boy and Stiffler as Dallas


*Ducks, flips you all off and runs away laughing manically*


that image, a part of me just died.
 
2012-10-05 01:03:25 PM  
No. Just no.
 
2012-10-05 01:15:09 PM  
The creator of The Princess Bride wants to do a sequel to the film, but can't come up with an idea for it.


So-o-o-o ... what you're saying, is that it's

yafh.com
 
2012-10-05 01:16:56 PM  
FTFA -- Patinkin described a cast bonding moment while hanging off the movie's "Cliffs of Insanity."

Shawn had a deathly fear of heights, Patinkin said, and was terrified of shooting the scene of their climbing the 35-foot cliffs together with Wright and their now-deceased costar, Andre the Giant. Patinkin said that Andre, the 7-foot-4 pro wrestler who played Fezzik, cradled the 5-foot-2 Shawn in a kind of papoose sling as the group ascended on a forklift. "Andre patted his head and said, 'Don't worry. I'll take care of you,' " Patinkin said.


that's one of the best things I've ever read
 
2012-10-05 01:34:27 PM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


8/10

Short and to the point. And you already have a lot of bites. Good show, chap.
 
2012-10-05 01:40:46 PM  

scarmig: Fezzik's son, call it "The Prince's Bride", and of course it is about how Lil Fezzik hunts down the cult that kills his father, falls in love, and becomes king by his own hand.


Also, shoot me now.


This story shall also be told.
 
2012-10-05 01:41:49 PM  

stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.


www.shadygamer.com
 
2012-10-05 01:52:59 PM  

Lord Zardoz: There are a few hooks that could allow for a sequel.

Prince Humperdinck was left alive at the end of the movie, and Inigo Montoya presumably becomes the next Dread Pirate Roberts.

However, this is not exactly a film that requires a sequel.

END COMMUNICATION


In the Last Unicorn, what did Schmendrick do after saving the day? Supposedly he was the greatest wizard of all time. What did he do? Did he marry Molly Grue? What happened to Last Unicorn Amalthea? Did she go back to her forest? What happened then?

I can't imagine things and I need to be fed these things. Also, what about all the other stories in the Neverending Story? What happened to the Gelflings after they fixed the Dark Crystal? So many questions.
 
2012-10-05 01:55:12 PM  
media.classic-gaming.net

There's trouble afoot in Daventry...
 
2012-10-05 02:02:45 PM  

Sybarite: Am I the only one who felt really bad for whichever horse Fezzik was going to ride out of there?

[www.crazyus.com image 450x256]


According to Reiner, the biggest horse wasn't strong enough so they rigged Andre' with a harness so he was hanging from the ceiling and just barely touching the horse. He also went on to say that they were filming those scenes on the third Thursday of November when the beaujolais nouveau comes out. Andre', as the good Frenchman that he is, ordered several cases and proceeded to get thoroughly drunk. Reiner walked into the studio and there was Andre' hanging from the ceiling with a glass in one hand, a bottle in the other, drunk as a skunk, and yelling out "hey, boss!".
 
2012-10-05 02:15:09 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Westley and Buttercup's daughter falls in love with King Humperdink's son, the new prince who isn't an asshole like his pop. They run off to elope, but they get kidnapped on the way by ruffian's. The king and Westley have to work together and save their kids. They of course enlist the aid of the Dread Pirate Roberts.


Dude, write a fan fiction of this, send to the Meathead director already, woodjah already Edit'? Hooooo no!, now make mah dinnah and gimme a damn beeah!
 
2012-10-05 02:16:55 PM  
Don't worry, Billy. When you die, your heirs will sell your legacy down the river and allow an "authorized posthumous sequel" to be published based on one of your grocery lists from 1987 and some notes you wrote for a speech you thought about giving to the Ladies Garden Auxiliary. It'll be ghostwritten by one of the usual hacks (Timothy Zahn, Mercedes Lackey, etc.) who are too stupid to come up with their own ideas for books. Maybe they'll even con one of your kids, or a nephew or distant cousin with literary ambitions and mediocre talent to pen it. Hell, it worked for Todd McCaffrey and Brian Herbert- why not for your mentally challenged third cousin twice removed, Lardy "Potato" Goldberg? Your name will get top billing, and the hack's will hidden on the back cover just under the UPC code in microscopic typeface as "with [insert dumbfark's name here]."

And yeah, it'll suck. But idiots everywhere will buy a copy because they're too stupid to understand that it's nothing but semi-legitimized fanfic. So it'll make money.

Your legacy? Oh, well fark that. It belongs to the beneficiaries of your estate. Once you're gone, they're free to exhume your good name and peg it with a fencepost. And they will.
 
2012-10-05 02:48:07 PM  
It's very simple. It's obvious- Especially if you read the book version...

A generation later, the boy from the first movie is reading to HIS kid (or grandkid, if they wait to much longer). He tells the same story, but HIS way. Because that's the point of the first movie. Granddad is reading "the good parts" of the book and skipping stuff on purpose, and he's telling the story his way, with his embellishments.

So you have the exact same story, but with a lot of changes. The different actors would be how the new boy in the story pictures the characters (because we all see someone different when we read a book's description of a character). The changes in the story would be the narrator's own influences updating and altering the story to fit the situation with his son/grandson.

So perhaps in this version, he leaves out the part about the Cliffs of Madness and substitutes something else. Or he makes the sword fights longer and more epic. Or he changes Buttercup's name to Princess Mathilda (because he never liked Buttercup). Or perhaps he throws in some more pirates because they were mentioned in the version he heard, and he always wanted to hear more about them and his granddad always skipped that stuff. Maybe he cuts out some more kissing. Maybe he changes Inigo to a Frenchman because he can't do a Spanish accent when reading those parts.

The point is, the story can be altered to be something different without being totally different, and it would still be in line with the basic theme of the first movie. It's about a story being told in a special way.
 
2012-10-05 02:49:27 PM  
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2012-10-05 03:09:39 PM  

catmandu: Sybarite: Am I the only one who felt really bad for whichever horse Fezzik was going to ride out of there?

[www.crazyus.com image 450x256]

According to Reiner, the biggest horse wasn't strong enough so they rigged Andre' with a harness so he was hanging from the ceiling and just barely touching the horse. He also went on to say that they were filming those scenes on the third Thursday of November when the beaujolais nouveau comes out. Andre', as the good Frenchman that he is, ordered several cases and proceeded to get thoroughly drunk. Reiner walked into the studio and there was Andre' hanging from the ceiling with a glass in one hand, a bottle in the other, drunk as a skunk, and yelling out "hey, boss!".


That's. Farking. Fantastic.
 
2012-10-05 03:15:43 PM  

MaxxLarge: stpauler: PLEASE don't. I f*cking hate that movie so much.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for attention, I can tell you I don't have any. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

If you apologize now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you...And I will kill you.



[long pause].....................Good Luck.
 
2012-10-05 03:16:59 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: It worked for WCW.


I confused this thread with the hulk hogan thread and was thinking...How did that work for WCW?
 
2012-10-05 03:29:42 PM  
I guess the creator finds the plot of a Princess Bride sequel to be... INCONCEIVABLE!
 
2012-10-05 03:48:21 PM  
Dear Hollywood : STOP MAKING SEQUELS OF CLASSIC MOVIES. If you actually had an idea for a sequel, it might be worthwhile - but this is purely an excercise in making a sequel for the hell of it, and it's another foot down the downward spiral of hollywood remakes.
 
2012-10-05 03:58:08 PM  
So THIS is why we have such sucky movies and TV...

Bigwigs sit around and decide...first...that they're going to make the movie. "we're gonna make Princess 2 - it will generate ticket sales".

Second..."who's got an idea?"

(Crickets chirping)....

"Hey let's basically make the same movie but it's all based on every character's son/daughter!"

Two weeks later it's out on release.
 
2012-10-05 04:13:04 PM  

ZeroCorpse: It's very simple. It's obvious- Especially if you read the book version...

A generation later, the boy from the first movie is reading to HIS kid (or grandkid, if they wait to much longer). He tells the same story, but HIS way. Because that's the point of the first movie. Granddad is reading "the good parts" of the book and skipping stuff on purpose, and he's telling the story his way, with his embellishments.

So you have the exact same story, but with a lot of changes. The different actors would be how the new boy in the story pictures the characters (because we all see someone different when we read a book's description of a character). The changes in the story would be the narrator's own influences updating and altering the story to fit the situation with his son/grandson.

So perhaps in this version, he leaves out the part about the Cliffs of Madness and substitutes something else. Or he makes the sword fights longer and more epic. Or he changes Buttercup's name to Princess Mathilda (because he never liked Buttercup). Or perhaps he throws in some more pirates because they were mentioned in the version he heard, and he always wanted to hear more about them and his granddad always skipped that stuff. Maybe he cuts out some more kissing. Maybe he changes Inigo to a Frenchman because he can't do a Spanish accent when reading those parts.

The point is, the story can be altered to be something different without being totally different, and it would still be in line with the basic theme of the first movie. It's about a story being told in a special way.


I'm sick to death of remakes (and even sicker of every remake being called a reboot), but if anyone did want to remake The Princess Bride, this would be the way to do it. A follow-up in this fashion would be a lot more charming than an actual sequel of the in-book plot.
 
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