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"As You Wish" - The Princess Bride Is Heading For The Great White Way

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11/12/2013 5:29 pm
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Shelby Arnold

Staff Writer

Fans of the classic movie The Princess Bride have something to look forward to in the upcoming months and years. Disney Theatrical Productions announced yesterday that the cult favorite would be getting a stage production. Several years ago, the film was optioned as a musical but was scrapped after creative differences. This time around, author of the original 1973 book William Goldman is teaming up with Disney and Alan Horn (who worked closely on the original film and is the current Disney chairman) to recreate the epic love story between Wesley and Buttercup. It hasn't been announced whether the show will be a musical or a straight play however since Disney is involved, it's safe to say it'll be a musical. Speaking of the project, Alan Horn said;  "For all those years and a few more, I've been friends with the brilliant Bill Goldman, and to now have a stage production of this film in development at Disney is honestly a dream come true. It couldn't be in better hands than those of the experienced Disney Theatrical team led by Tom Schumacher." Since the film's release in 1987, it rapidly reached cult status and is listed as one of the most quotable movies of all time. I have yet to watch the movie but even I know the quote “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Who doesn't unless you've been living under a rock, like me, for some time? It also ranked number 88 on “AFI's 100 years...100 Passions” countdown. This year marks the 26th year since the film's release. Last year, for the 2012 New York Film festival, stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin and the film's director, Rob Reiner, were all in attendance and held a question and answer session afterwards. Elwes joked that, "I think when I die, they'll say on my gravestone, 'As you wish'. Every woman wants to hear that!" The question is how will Disney handle the development of this much loved movie into a stage show? Will they treat it as well as 20th Century Fox did when they first made the movie? Vote in the poll below and let us know what you think. [polldaddy poll=7556302]


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