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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   ( divider line
    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 02:48:07 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:59:21 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:10:58 AM  
2 votes:

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

Does it hurt not having a soul?
2012-10-05 04:43:59 PM  
1 vote:
Has nobody read the first chapter of "Buttercup's Baby"? Goldman got a perfectly good sequel started. And he's not dead quite yet...
2012-10-05 04:41:48 PM  
1 vote:
Chapter One: Fezzik Dies

/Come on, this CAN'T be as obscure as the comments suggest
2012-10-05 03:48:21 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:16:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:02:45 PM  
1 vote:

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

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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 01:16:56 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:01:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:56:53 AM  
1 vote:
Ok, I was right, it was called "Buttercup's Baby".
2012-10-05 11:41:35 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:41:29 AM  
1 vote:

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

Farkied as "has zero taste in films"
2012-10-05 09:19:42 AM  
1 vote:
Am I the only one who felt really bad for whichever horse Fezzik was going to ride out of there?

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