Chris Sarandon Says Princess Bride And Nightmare Before Christmas Remake Will Be Disappointing

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In case you missed it, there are plans to remake classic films like The Princess Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. However, Chris Sarandon, who starred in both movies, isn't happy with the idea.

Sarandon recently spoke to Comicbook.com about the planned remakes of The Princess Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Not surprisingly, the Child's Play star thinks it's a terrible idea.

"I don't understand why anybody would need to remake, because [The Princess Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas] are so specific in their effects," Sarandon said. "They are so iconic in so many ways and have such a cultural imprint, that I don't see how it can be anything but a disappointment for folks who are fans of the originals, to remake it."

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Sarandon continued by pointing out that there could be other ways to try and revisit both stories although he's still not convinced that either would be something people would want.

"Why remake something that has such a broad appeal? Unless you're going to do, say, an animated version of Princess Bride, or if you're going to do a live-action version of The Nightmare Before Christmas, which I've heard rumors they're thinking of," he said.

Sarandon played Prince Humperdink in the 1987 film. He also provided the speaking voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas. To be honest, it's difficult to imagine anybody else playing either character so we're hoping that the remakes don't happen.

It was previously reported that Sony is planning to do a remake of The Princess Bride and Sarandon's former co-star Cary Elwes immediately stated that it would be a bad idea.

Related: Disney Reportedly Planning The Nightmare Before Christmas Sequel