It's not completely inconceivable — "The Princess Bride" is coming to the stage.
Disney Theatrical Productions said Monday it is planning to adapt the novel and screenplay for the beloved romantic comedy about Westley and Princess Buttercup. The creative team and timetable for the project have yet to be determined.
If Hollywood won't stop rebooting the '80s, why shouldn't Broadway give it a try, too? The latest news has Disney bringing "The Princess Bride" to the stage.
The 1987 adapted screenplay had an all-star cast, though many of them weren't stars yet. And it left a legacy of lines that might've been forgettable then — but not after it grew into a cult classic.
The film starred Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane. It gave the world the immortal lines "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" and "completely inconceivable."
News 12 Long Island reports "The Princess Bride: The Musical" was in development a few years ago back in 2007, but canceled due to financial problems.
No word on whether this will be a musical or a play, though. A writer for Variety says "The Princess Bride" has "long seemed a natural candidate for a large-scale stage version, given its highly recognizable title and a fanciful storyline."
According to the Los Angeles Times, Disney Theatrical has seen success with stage adaptations of "The Lion King" and Beauty and the Beast" — but not so much with "The Little Mermaid" and "Tarzan."
The new project will reunite the team of Walt Disney Studios CEO Alan Horn — who worked on the movie and screenwriter William Goldman — who wrote the 1973 book. No premiere date has been announced. (Via Broadway.com)
The book was written in 1973 by William Goldman, who adapted it for the 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner. The latest deal was brokered by Alan F. Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
—The Associated Press and Newsy.com contributed to this report
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