'Princess Bride' star says remaking film 'would be a pity'

Remake The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

So says actor Cary Elwes, who played swashbuckling heartthrob Westley in the beloved 1987 Rob Reiner film, which was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name.

Elwes and countless fans of the cinematic fairy tale — including Jamie Lee Curtis, who happens to be married to actor Christopher Guest, a.k.a. Count Tyrone Rugen, the “six-fingered man” — are speaking out after Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra hinted at a potential reboot.

The Hollywood executive referenced the film in a Variety profile about Sony’s new deal with 97-year-old super-producer Norman Lear, who helped produce and fund The Princess Bride thanks in part to his past work with Reiner on All in the Family; the actor-turned-director played Archie Bunker’s hippie son-in-law “Meathead.”

“We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to remake this show or that show,’” Vinciquerra said of Lear’s extensive body of work. “Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride. Some people want to do animated versions of some of the sitcoms. Not a month goes by when we don’t have an idea coming from some very big name wanting to do things with [Lear].”

To be clear, a potential reboot of The Princess Bride — which also starred Robin Wright, André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn, Fred Savage, Peter Falk and Mandy Patinkin — remains just wishful thinking at this stage. But even the suggestion that the ‘80s classic would be touched has Elwes, Curtis and countless fans crying foul.

Surprisingly, one of the biggest critics of a proposed reboot is Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has devoted multiple tweets to the movie he calls “the greatest thing in the world.”

As you wish, Ted. As you wish.

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 12: Kerry Washington attends the "American Son" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 12, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 12: Bruce Springsteen attends the "Western Stars" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard attend the "Uncut Gems"premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: Meryl Streep attends the North American Premiere of 'The Laundromat' at the The Princess of Wales Theatre on September 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)
Jennifer Lopez attends the premiere for "Hustlers" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Dakota Johnson attends the premiere for "The Friend" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman attends a premiere for "The Goldfinch" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jamie Lee Curtis attends the premiere for "Knives Out" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jamie Foxx attends the premiere for "Just Mercy" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Rainn Wilson attends the premiere for "Blackbird" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Keke Palmer attends the premiere for "Hustlers" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Finn Wolfhard attends a premiere for "The Goldfinch" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Constance Wu attends the premiere for "Hustlers" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Tom Hanks arrives with director Marielle Heller for the Gala Premiere of the film "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Luke Wilson attends a premiere for "The Goldfinch" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sarah Paulson attends a premiere for "The Goldfinch" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Brie Larson attends the premiere for "Just Mercy" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Chris Evans attends the premiere for "Knives Out" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Ansel Elgort attends a premiere for "The Goldfinch" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Oakes Fegley attends a premiere for "The Goldfinch" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the premiere for "Jojo Rabbit" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Alfie Allen attends the premiere for "Jojo Rabbit" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman attends a premiere for "The Goldfinch" on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lili Reinhart attends the premiere for "Hustlers" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jason Segel, left, and Dakota Johnson attend the premiere for "The Friend" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Daniel Craig, left, and Toni Collette attend the premiere for "Knives Out" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Julia Stiles attends the premiere for "Hustlers" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jessica Biel attends the premiere for "Limetown" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Susan Sarandon attends the premiere for "Blackbird" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Director Lorene Scafaria attends the premiere for "Hustlers" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Marielle Scott attends the premiere for "The Friend" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
O'Shea Jackson Jr. attends the premiere for "Just Mercy" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 11: Natalie Portman attends the "Lucy In The Sky" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Charlie Hunnam attends the "Jungleland" photo call during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 12, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 12: Eugene Lee attends the "American Son" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 12, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Brian de Rivera Simon/WireImage)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 11: Actor/Producer Javier Bardem on the red carpet for the premiere of "Sanctuary" at Ryerson Theatre on September 11, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Darren Eagles/WireImage)
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