This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Rob Reiner’s fairy tale comedy classic The Princess Bride. The film’s screenwriter, William Goldman, wrote the original novel in 1973. He wants to make fans’ dreams come true by writing a sequel, but he’s having trouble coming up with an idea.
According to The Los Angeles Times, at an anniversary screening of the film at the New York Film Festival, Goldman said, “I’m desperate to make it and write it and I don’t know how. I would love to make it, more than anything else I’ve not written.”
The screening was also attended by director Rob Reiner and actors Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal (who talks about his Miracle Max transformation here), Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon and Carol Kane. The director, writer and actors were excited to share the experience with viewers. Crystal said, “We have not seen this with an audience for 26 years. I’m in something that’s really important.”
Goldman also wrote the classic films All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
While most fans are probably content rewatching the original film for years to come, since its humor provides such repeat value, viewers would likely not object to a Princess Bride reunion.