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Someone famous suggested a ‘Princess Bride’ remake. Here’s how Twitter responded

Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra recently said ‘very famous people’ have approached him about remaking the 1987 film.

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in “The Princess Bride.”
Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in “The Princess Bride.”
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In an age of seemingly endless remakes and reboots, talk of remaking the classic film “The Princess Bride” has led many, from actors to politicians, to express their outrage, according to HuffPost.

Variety recently published a profile of Norman Lear, the film’s executive producer, in which the Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra revealed that “very famous people whose names I won’t use” have approached him about remaking the 1987 film.

HuffPost reported that it didn’t take long for Twitter to explode.

Cary Elwes, who starred as Westley in the film, led the charge against the idea.

“There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world,” the actor tweeted. “It would be a pity to damage this one.”

He was joined by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who is married to another “Princess Bride” star, Christopher Guest.

“There’s only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s,” Curtis wrote on Twitter. William Goldman wrote both the 1973 novel on which the film is based and the film’s screenplay, according to NPR.

More than just actors came forward to defend the film, however. Even Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted his displeasure.

Meanwhile, other Twitter users have been expressing their feelings about the idea while paying tribute to the beloved film.