‘The Princess Bride’ Fan Film Drops This Month With Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner; Here Are the Details
People can be sensitive about movie remakes. When a false alarm about The Princess Bride being remade hit the web last fall, fans and some of the film’s actors sounded off and said they didn’t want it.
It’s a beloved classic and most would rather leave it untouched. Despite the passionate pleas to leave The Princess Bride alone, there’s a homemade version coming on June 29 that just may pass the resistance test.
‘The Prince Bride’ remake will be on Quibi
The film is more than 30 years old but still holds a special place in many fans’ hearts. The fandom includes Hollywood celebs who jumped at the chance for a small redo of The Princess Bride.
It’s not in the works; it’s happening on Quibi. The streamer is enthusiastic about its description as a homemade fan-made movie, and we believe it.
On June 29, viewers will see actors such as Jack Black, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Garner, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Taika Waititi, Tiffany Haddish, Hugh Jackman, Andy Serkis, and Keegan-Michael Key, step into various roles, Variety reported. Unless it’s a surprise, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright are not on the roster for this makeover.
Using their phones, each actor shot recreated scenes at their own homes for the film. All the silliness, intensity, and suspense from the ‘80s masterpiece is present in this version. Just check out the teaser trailer featuring Jonas and Turner. It’s hard to keep a straight face.
‘The Prince Bride’ remix will feature a special appearance
Per the outlet, Fred Savage will bring his character back and Rob Reiner will play his grandfather. Reiner directed the 1987 film.
Because the movie wouldn’t be complete without R.O.U.S. — the ugly rodents from the fire swamp — fans will be treated to at least one of them too, except it will be in the form of an adorable corgi.
With Jonas as Princess Buttercup and a pregnant Turner as Westley (you read that right), we’re not sure if she’ll have that epic fight scene.
Roles that were filled by extras in the original film were snagged by Lego figures and stuffed animals for this 2020 version. Who says a cult classic shouldn’t be redone with fan love? And this one is for a good cause as Quibi is donating $1 million to World Central Kitchen.
How to watch ‘The Princess Bride’
You may or may not have heard of Quibi, the mobile streaming platform that launched in April. Its programming lineup includes shows and movies from Idris Elba, Steven Spielberg, Anna Kendrick, Joe Jonas, Jennifer Lopez, and Liam Hemsworth.
Quibi will air the first episode of The Princess Bride on June 29, and then drop daily bits of it over a two-week period. Why? Quibi – short for “quick bites” – specializes in short-form content that’s viewed in chunks that are 7 to 10 minutes each. The video streaming app is designed to work solely on mobile phones.
Quibi plans to drop more than 8,000 pieces of content this year and viewers can expect all genres: comedy, horror, docuseries, reality competitions, drama, news, and more. Download the app to watch The Princess Bride and as a newbie, you’ll receive 14 days of free access.