Thirty-three years ago, Rob Reiner directed and produced the iconic film, The Princess Bride. Since then, the film has gained the status of a cult classic. During quarantine, many A-list celebrities got together to make a fan-version of it which will be releasing soon on Quibi.
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Enjoy our inconceivable swashbuckling fan film of Princess Bride and thank you to @quibi for donating a million dollars to @WCKitchen to feed people during the Covid crisis. Dozens of Buttercups, Westleys, Humperdincks, and Inigos. Just a little something to make you smile!
Despite not doing well at the box office, The Princess Bride has been deemed as culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.
It is adapted from William Goldman’s 1973 novel of the same name. However, the film added the narrative style where a grandfather reads the story to his sick grandson. At the heart of the story is a farmer who is on a rescue mission to save his beloved, Princess Buttercup from the evil Prince Humperdinck. On the way, he befriends many interesting characters. The cast of The Princess Bride includes Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Peter Falk, and Fred Savage. While it could not make that much money at the time of release, the film has become a cult classic. People can still quote lines from the film and is a favorite family film for many.
During quarantine, Hollywood celebrities got together to remake a fan-version of the film to be released on Quibi.
When California ordered the citizens to stay-at-home, director Jason Reitman wanted to do something meaningful. Therefore, he decided to remake The Princess Bride but in an unusual way. The idea behind it was to raise funds for charity. In order to remake the movie, he recruited A-list celebrities like Tiffany Haddish, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, Josh Gad, Hugh Jackman, and Jennifer Garner. With new installments coming daily for two weeks, The Princess Bride remake will on-air on Quibi. Meanwhile, the streaming service made a donation of $1 million to World Central Kitchen. It will fund almost 100,000 meals for people in need.
While talking about this project, Jason Reitman said:
“The week that the stay-at-home order came through in California, I just woke up one of the first mornings, I think like most people did, feeling as though, all right, I need to be able to do something of value.’ I just thought, Can we remake an entire movie at home? And I had seen that a fan-made Star Wars had been done. I just started reaching out to actors I knew, saying, ‘Is this something you’d want to do?’ And the response was kind of immediate and fast. It was like, ‘Oh—that sounds like fun.'”
The entire editing team and the actors volunteered for this project.