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Sony Pictures CEO Says “Very Famous People” Want To Remake ‘The Princess Bride’
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The Princess Bride

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.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Specialty Items
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Holiday Specialty Gift Guide 2017

Deck the halls with specialty gifts aplenty! Pfeff-Bot and I are back once again, making your holiday shopping easy, as we’ve collected an assortment of fantastic gifts for the geek you love. Check out our list below!

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What’s In Store For Fathom Events In 2017 – ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Casablanca,’ & More
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Fathom Events TCM Classics 2017

If you are bored by the constant stream of sequels and superhero movies, and yearn to see the classics of yesteryear, Fathom Events is there for you. Thanks to the good people at Fathom, 2016 was a great year at the movies for me and my family. I was able to recreate a monumental moment of my childhood, that of my dad taking a 13-year old me to see From Dusk Till Dawn, by taking my 12-year old son Brandon to see the 20th Anniversary showing. We also took in the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, as well as other classics like Planet of the Apes. My wife and I used Fathom Events for date nights, catching several classics throughout the year, like the 40th Anniversary of Taxi Driver and a near Halloween showing of Kubrick’s The Shining.

So what’s on this year’s schedule?

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The Differences Between ‘The Princess Bride’ and The Book It’s Based On (Video)
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The Princess Bride

If you have a pulse there’s a good chance you’ve seen The Princess Bride, and if not, you go sit in time out for five minutes right this instant. Not nearly as many people who have seen and love the movie, however, have read the book that it’s based on.

If you’re one of these people a new video has been released by CineFix for their “What’s The Difference?” YouTube series that goes over the differences between the book and the movie. It’s a lengthy video, running nearly 15 minutes in length, but it’s good if you’re not a big fan of that reading thing. In which case why are you still up here when you can be down there watching the video?

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‘Princess Of Thrones’: Princess Bride Meets Game Of Thrones (Video)
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Princess Bride and Game Of Thrones Mash-Up Princess of Thrones

The Internet is truly a wonderful place. After all, where else could you find such a hilarious and perfect mash-up as Princess of Thrones, a trailer combining the child-like enthusiasm and charm of Rob Reiner’s seminal classic, The Princess Bride with the raw brutality, vulgarity, and raunchiness of HBO’s Games of Thrones.

The video mash-up comes from the warped minds of Break.com writer/editor Todd Spence and YouTube’s Shawn Kohne. It can be viewed here below.

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eBook Deal: William Goldman’s ‘The Princess Bride’ For $1.99
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The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

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.

The Princess Bride also comes in trade paperback, mass market paperback, and hardcover, while the film is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Book Review: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of The Princess Bride
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As You Wish Cary Elwes Cover Banner

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride
Hardcover | Kindle Edition | Audiobook
Written by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden
Forward by Rob Reiner
Simon & Schuster/Touchstone Books
Release Date: October 14, 2014

This is a fan book — a book from a fan to the fans. Actor Cary Elwes is the ultimate Princess Bride fan. His book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride, written with some help from Joe Layden, and including a forward from director Rob Reiner, tells the tale of this fairytale, as a fairytale. This is not a negative criticism. It comes from a magical place. Elwes, who starred in the film, gushes about that experience from the first page to the last, and the rest of the cast, Reiner, Andy Scheinmen, Norman Lear, and William Goldsmith, author of the book and screenplay, contribute many first-person accounts of their experiences, echoing Cary’s sentiments. The Princess Bride was the first major acting job of Elwes’s career, and the one that he will be remembered for, for the rest of his life and beyond.

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NYCC 2014: Cary Elwes Discusses ‘The Making of The Princess Bride’
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The Princess Bride

One of the last panels of New York Comic-Con on Sunday night, Cary Elwes, Farmboy/Dread Pirate Roberts/Westley of The Princess Bride, spoke to a packed house about his new book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, on sale October 14th.

Cary Elwes’ first order of business was to thrill the panel with his signature line, “As you wish” (see clip below).

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Disney Theatrical Productions and William Goldman To Bring ‘The Princess Bride’ To The Stage
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The Princess Bride

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.

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Must Watch: ‘The Princess Bride’ Meets ‘Game Of Thrones’
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The Princess Bride Image

Two of my favorite things in the whole wide world, joined together as one.

This new video takes the grandfather and grandson part of the timeless fairy tale classic, The Princess Bride, but instead of the grandfather (played by Peter Falk) reading The Princess Bride to his grandson (played by Fred Savage), he instead reads him book one in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, A Game of Thrones, accompanied of course by footage from the HBO series.

The results are quite enjoyable, and you can check out the video below. Be warned, however, that the video contains major spoilers if you’ve not read book one or seen season one of HBO’s series.

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