Updated Nov. 11, 2013, 4:05 p.m.
It turns out a Princess Bride theatrical production isn’t so “inconceivable” after all. Disney Theatrical Productions (which created a stage version of The Lion King, among other films) announced that it plans to collaborate with author William Goldman to create a musical or play based on The Princes Bride, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Goldman first wrote The Princess Bride as a fairytale book in 1973. Then he wrote the screenplay for the 1987 Rob Reiner film that became a cult hit. A stage version of the film was announced several years ago, but the project was abruptly terminated because of a financial dispute.
A creative team has yet to be appointed, and a timeline has not yet been announced.
But we still have several important questions: Can Mandy Patinkin convince the producers of Homeland to kill him off so he can reprise his role as Inigo Montoya on the stage? What will the R.O.U.S. costumes look like? And are they going to light someone on fire on stage?
Disney, it’s time to start repeating the mantra, “As you wish” when it comes to pleasing die hard Princess Bride fans.
This post originally stated the Princess Bride stage adaptation would be a musical. It has been corrected.