Inconceivable! 'The Princess Bride' Returns With A Stage Adaptation
We may get to hear names like Westley and Inigo Montoya very soon... on stage. Disney is in the works in developing a stage version of the 1987 cult classic, The Princess Bride, according to Variety.It's not clear yet if the adaptation will be a musical or play, but with Disney's track record with stage adaptations (for instance, The Lion King), we might be able to bet on some sing-along songs to be in play.
“My involvement in The Princess Bride goes back to 1987 and it has always been close to my heart," said Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios chairman, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
The narrative is based on William Goldman's 1973 novel with the same name, about a grandfather who tells a swashbuckling fairy tale of saving princesses and sword play to his grandson. Disney will be working with Goldman—who also wrote the screenplay—for the stage version.
For old time's sake, let's take a look back at this retro trailer for the film: