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The Princess Bride Is Coming To The Stage… Somehow

The Princess Bride Is Coming To The Stage… Somehow

This article popped up on The Hollywood Reporter this morning, reporting that Disney has finally gotten its act together and teamed up with William Goldman, writer of the original novel and screenplay, to bring his 1973 fairy tale, The Princess Bride, to the stage. There is literally no more information than that. No creative team has been announced. No projected release date. They haven’t even stated if it will be a musical or not, although a good bet is that it will be.  While this news is exciting at first glance, as a die-hard fan of the film (and the novel, which is equal in awesomeness), I would like to respond to the news in a series of Princess Bride GIFs:

While my first reaction to this news was:

crazy eyes

…I soon grew concerned. What if they screw up something I hold so dear? How would I react? What would I say?


And yet…

decent fellow

Still, I should give fair warning: the idea of a TERRIBLE version of The Princess Bride is just:


It is nice to know that William Goldman will be involved because compared to him… well:


I’m going to put my faith into the conceit that this will be awesome and not cause me to scream:


I don’t want to end things on a negative note, so I’ll remind you all that Disney has a pretty good score so far when it comes to musical adaptations, so if they go down that road we will probably be in great shape. This means it’s only a matter of time before we get to see a Tony Award performance of the first hit single from the show:

as you wish


  1. Teresa says:

    “Are there any rocks ahead?””If there are, we’d be all dead!””No more rhymes NOW, I MEAN IT.””Anybody want a peanut?!””DARRRGGGHHHH!!!”
    this should be made into a musical number.

  2. ROX says:

    Oh wow. This would be wonderful and as I have recently discovered that there is a SAD amount of people in the generation just under me that have not seen this movie; I would welcome its re- visitation. When I used references to it in a script I wrote for a show, during the table read the 20 somethings were perplexed. I almost cried.

  3. Nate says:

    And the repetitive recycling of cultural content continues on down the road . . .

    Only my curmudgeonly opinion, but I vote: unnecessary and unwelcome.

  4. ams says:

    My lovely friend made a screenplay for it back in 2008. I had the great honor of directing it. We performed it outside and it came out fantastic. We didn’t charge for admission, but it was standing room only all three nights!

  5. James M. says:

    Literally just watched this (again) last night. Cautiously optimistic!

  6. CJ says:

    I would definitely see a live stage adaption ….

  7. Josh says: