Legendary television writer Norman Lear recently renewed the overall deal he has with Sony. The deal is set to take Lear into his 100th year on this planet of ours.
Variety published a feature about the 97-year-old Lear, but it was just a small part of that feature that set the ol’ internet on fire today. In it there is a quote from Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, who says that some “very famous people” have approached Sony with hopes of remaking the 1987 fairy tale classic The Princess Bride, which was executive produced by Lear. You can see what he had to say below.
Misery Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Rob Reiner
Screenwriter: William Goldman
Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 108 Minutes
Release Date: November 28, 2017
“I’m your number one fan. There’s nothing to worry about. You’re going to be just fine. I will take good care of you. I’m your number one fan.”
Directed by Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride) and written by two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men), 1990’s Misery is based on the Stephen King’s 1987 novel of the same name. King, the world’s foremost writer of horror fiction, has had something of a resurgence in popularity lately, with this year’s theatrical releases of The Dark Tower and It, not to mention Netflix’s excellent adaptations of Gerald’s Game and 1922.
Right now, the Kindle ebook edition of The Princess Bride (or, The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure) by William Goldman is on sale for only $1.99 (that’s a 78% discount!). The sale is part of today’s Goldbox spotlight deal, which includes up to 50% off award-winning books and movies on DVD and Blu-ray. See the MAIN SALE PAGE for more discounts available for today only.
Note – The sale is valid only for today, Saturday, February 22, 2015, until 11:59pm PST.
Disney Theatrical Productions is teaming up with William Goldman to bring beloved fairy tale The Princess Bride to the stage.
Disney will work with Goldman to adapt The Princess Bride—from both his 1973 original book and his screenplay for the 1987 classic movie of the same name—and it’s not yet clear whether the final product will be a musical or a play.
The deal was put together by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, who was involved with the movie adaptation while he was at Castle Rock Entertainment.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the classic Rob Reiner fantasy film, The Princess Bride, as well as the new Blu-ray release, Reiner and cast members including Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn, and Chris Sarandon reunited at the New York Film Festival recently.
William Goldman, the author behind the 1973 book of the same name and the screenplay adaptation of The Princess Bride, was also on hand at the reunion, and, according to him, he very much wants to write a sequel…but has no idea how to do so.