Writer of ‘Princess Bride’ admits that he is unable to pen a sequel

By Allison Cordaro,

Although fans of the 1987 cult classic, Princess Bride, have been hankering for a sequel to the film, writer William Goldman admits that penning a successor to the widely-acclaimed movie has proven a difficult task.

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According to The Los Angeles Times, Goldman confessed that he struggled finding a way to make a script for the sequel happen.

“I’m desperate to make it and write it and I don’t know how,” the 81-year-old screenwriter revealed. “I would love to make it, more than anything else I’ve not written.”

Goldman reunited with director Rob Reiner and cast members Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn and Chris Sarandon for the 25th anniversary of the film’s original theater debut at the New York Film Festival on Tuesday.

USA Today reported that this reunion at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall coincided with the Blu-Ray release scheduled for this week.

When it was initially released, the film grossed a modest $30.8 million, but the Princess Bride has garnered more popularity in recent years. Fans of the film recited the most memorable lines on Tuesday night, which seemed to please the cast and crew.

“We have not seen this with an audience for 26 years,” Crystal said. “I’m in something that’s really important. That’s the ‘as you wish’ for me.”

Notably absent from this reunion were Andre the Giant and Peter Falk, who have both passed away since the film’s release.

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