Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Will Disney Bring ‘The Princess Bride’ to the Stage?

Courtesy PrincessBrideForever.com
It looks like Princess Buttercup and Westley’s romance may be brought to the stage. Inconceivable? Not really. The idea of developing a stage version of the 1987 cult fairy-tale hit, "The Princess Bride," is being strongly considered according to a report over at Entertainment Weekly.

They revealed, “Disney Theatrical Productions announced Monday that William Goldman’s 1973 novel and subsequent 1987 film adaptation would be the next in line for development by Disney’s stage arm.” But will is be a musical to “tweasure" or simply a play? They have yet to decide and the project has no timeline.

The Rob Reiner-directed classic has some pretty devoted fans so if the powers that be (Disney Theatrical Productions) don’t get this right, they better prepare to…Well, you know the rest!

So what say you on a stage version? Yay or nay? Should it be a musical or a rom-com play that exactly follows the film? We think it could be pretty entertaining either way!

-Larissa Mrykalo