Celebrities Star In Quibi Versions Of “The Princess Bride” For Charity
It's one of the most quoted movies of the late '80s, and now "The Princess Bride" is getting a remake, but not in the way you would think, and all for a good cause. As a child of the 80's myself, I remember renting "The Princess Bride" on VHS from Burr's store in Milford. My siblings and I must have worn out the tape, we watched it so much! The movie, which was released in 1987, is one of those flicks from childhood that almost everyone with access to electricity is familiar with. It's also one of those movies that no one would dare do a remake of, because of how solidly it is implanted into our minds as a classic.
But it did get a bit of a remake recently, and I don't think anyone minded. Quibi, a short-film platform, teamed up with some quarantining celebrities, to re-create their favorite scenes from the movie, complete with make-shift costumes and props, in order to raise money for charity.
From Quibi's YouTube page, " Princess Bride is a scrappy fan film dedicated to one of the most beloved movies of all time. To benefit World Central Kitchen during the Covid crisis, a troop of today’s most talented actors assembled to create a backyard adventure of this timeless classic."
Stars like Jack Black, Finn Wolfhard, Jon Hamm, Tiffany Haddish, Common, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, David Spade and Josh Gadd (to name a few) did their best impressions of the iconic characters of Wesley, Buttercup and the rest of the cast of characters. Black's use of a StarWars light sabers as props cracked me up. Patton Oswald, Dave Batista and Diego Luna's portrayal of Vizzin, Fezzik and Inigo Montoya were unreal! So good! David Spade's delivery of the "mask" line as Dread Pirate Roberts was perfect. But I think one of the best things about these re-creations is that they got "The Princess Bride" director, Rob Reiner, to join in the fun, and had him sit in for Peter Faulk's character of the grandfather reading the book.
What a great way help an organization like The World Central Kitchen in the process.
As a fan of the original movie, I was highly amused. I'm guessing you might be, too. Enjoy.