Some movies are so perfect and dear to your heart that you just want them to stand alone forever. No prequels, no sequels, just one brilliant movie. For me, The Princess Bride is one of those films. But if there has to be a follow up film one day, apparently William Goldman would be up for penning it—and he’s the only one worthy of giving it a shot.
Goldman wrote the original novel and the screenplay. At a recent appearance at a 25th anniversary Princess Bride reunion at the New York Film Festival, the writer made it sound like a sequel has been on his mind for a while but it has him stumped. He said:
“I’m desperate to make it and write it and I don’t know how… I would love to make it, more than anything else I’ve not written.”
Though there aren’t plans for a sequel now, let’s hope that Goldman finds some inspiration soon (he’s 81)—or everyone else decides to leave it alone.