Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that it will develop a stage version of The Princess Bride, the 1973 neo-fairy tale written by William Goldman that was turned into a much-beloved film in 1987.
A classic tale of true love and swashbuckling adventure, with the slightly postmodern framing of it being told by a grandfather to his bedridden grandson, its dashing hero and amusing supporting characters turned it into an enduring hit. It could now become another Disney stage success following adaptations of High School Musical, The Lion King and the forthcoming Aladdin.
"To now have a stage production of this film in development at Disney is honestly a dream come true," said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios who helped develop the screen adaptation. "My involvement in The Princess Bride goes back to 1987 and