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Social media strongly objects to report that ‘very famous people’ want to remake The Princess Bride

Social media reacted in unison to a report Tuesday that some ‘very famous people’ want to remake the 1987 beloved adventure comedy The Princess Bride.

Dictionary.com took to Twitter and posted, ‘Inconceivable. Yes, we know what it means’.

The tweet was a reference to the ‘Inconceivable!’ line that Vizzini [Wallace Shawn] shouted in the movie that starred Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chrisopher Guest, André the Giant, Peter Falk, Fred Savage and Billy Crystal.

Beloved film: Social media reacted in unison Tuesday to a Variety report mentioning interest in remaking the 1987 movie The Princess Bride starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes

Beloved film: Social media reacted in unison Tuesday to a Variety report mentioning interest in remaking the 1987 movie The Princess Bride starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes

Variety in an article Tuesday about producer Norman Lear, 97, quoted Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra regarding interest in remaking Lear’s work.

‘We have so many people coming to us saying, ”We want to remake this show or that show”,’ Vinciquerra said.

‘Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride. Some people want to do animated versions of some of the sitcoms. Not a month goes by when we don’t have an idea coming from some very big name wanting to do things with Norman,’ he added.

Lear via his Act III production company was a financier of The Princess Bride directed by Rob Reiner, 72, who he knew from his role as Michael Stivic on All In The Family.

Inconceivable: Dictionary.com tweeted 'Inconceivable' in response to the remake report

Inconceivable: Dictionary.com tweeted ‘Inconceivable’ in response to the remake report

Act III continues to own the two Reiner-directed films that it produced, The Princess Bride and Stand By Me.

The thought of a reboot was rejected soundly on Twitter.

One tweet quoted Inigo Montoya [Patinkin] from the movie saying, ‘Prepare to die’ after hearing ‘that Sony wants to remake The Princess Bride’.

Get ready:  A tweet quoted Inigo Montoya [Mandy Patinkin] from the movie saying, 'Prepare to die' after hearing 'that Sony wants to remake The Princess Bride'

Get ready:  A tweet quoted Inigo Montoya [Mandy Patinkin] from the movie saying, ‘Prepare to die’ after hearing ‘that Sony wants to remake The Princess Bride’

Another quoted Westley [Elwes] issuing a threat, reading, ‘@sony If you remake The Princess Bride “… every shriek of every child shall be yours to cherish…, every woman that cries ‘Dear God, what is that thing?’ will reverberate forever with your perfect ears.”

Vizzini was quoted in another retweet of the Variety article that read, ‘You’ve fallen for one of the two classic blunders! The first being never get involved in a land war in Asia but only slightly lesser known: never go in on a Princess Bride reboot!’.

Others pointed out that Reiner and The Princess Bride book author and screenplay writer William Goldman who died in November at age 87 deserved credit for the movie.

Every shriek: Another quoted Westley [Elwes] issuing a threat, reading, '@sony If you remake The Princess Bride "... every shriek of every child shall be yours to cherish..., every woman that cries 'Dear God, what is that thing?' will reverberate forever with your perfect ears''

Every shriek: Another quoted Westley [Elwes] issuing a threat, reading, ‘@sony If you remake The Princess Bride “… every shriek of every child shall be yours to cherish…, every woman that cries ‘Dear God, what is that thing?’ will reverberate forever with your perfect ears”

Classic blunder: Vizzini was quoted in another retweet of the Variety article that read, 'You've fallen for one of the two classic blunders! The first being never get involved in a land war in Asia but only slightly lesser known: never go in on a Princess Bride reboot!'

Classic blunder: Vizzini was quoted in another retweet of the Variety article that read, ‘You’ve fallen for one of the two classic blunders! The first being never get involved in a land war in Asia but only slightly lesser known: never go in on a Princess Bride reboot!’

No respect: Some tweets pointed out that Rob Reiner and William Goldman deserved credit

No respect: Some tweets pointed out that Rob Reiner and William Goldman deserved credit

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen, 37, responded to a tweet suggesting he was among ‘the very famous’ unnamed people who wanted to remake the film.

‘I would never dare,’ Rogen responded.

The Princess Bride in 2016 was inducted into the National Film Registry after being deemed as ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’.

Never dare: Seth Rogen denied being among 'the very famous' unnamed people who wanted to remake the film and tweeted, 'I would never dare'

Never dare: Seth Rogen denied being among ‘the very famous’ unnamed people who wanted to remake the film and tweeted, ‘I would never dare’

Popular movie: Andre The Giant, Mandy Patinkin and Wallace Shawn are shown in a promo still for The Princess Bride that was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2016 after being deemed as 'culturally, historically or aesthetically significant'

Popular movie: Andre The Giant, Mandy Patinkin and Wallace Shawn are shown in a promo still for The Princess Bride that was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2016 after being deemed as ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’

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