Gargantuan professional wrestler Paul “Big Show” Wight has been hounding executives at WWE Studios to read the screenplay he has written for a sequel to the popular 1987 film The Princess Bride.
His script picks up where the original film left off, with the four heroes — Wesley, Buttercup, Fezzik and Inigo — riding off into the sunset after triumphing over Prince Humperdink and the evil Six-Fingered Man.
Wight’s screenplay centers around the continued adventures of Fezzik the Giant, a character played in the original film by the late Andre the Giant.
In the proposed sequel, Fezzik embarks on an epic quest to rescue Inigo Montoya, who has been captured by the identical twin of the stocky Sicilian Vezzini (who died in the original film from iocane powder poisoning). Fezzik enlists the help of Wesley and Buttercup, who don black masks and become known as Mr. and Mrs. Dread Pirate Roberts.
“I’m perfect for the role of Fezzik,” Wight has reportedly told film executives. “I would be true to the original character, but would also add my own flair. Oh, and I can cry on command.”
Wight got a taste of movie stardom after landing the title role in the 2010 comedy Knucklehead, and, despite the universally terrible reviews the film garnered, he is eager to dive back into film acting.
To prepare for the role of Fezzik, Wight has been incessantly rehearsing the character’s trademark phrase, “Anybody want a peanut?”
An executive from WWE Studios who spoke to Kayfabe News on condition of anonymity said he is “seriously considering” producing the Princess Bride sequel, because it “can’t be any worse than the rest of the stinkers we’ve made.”