Given those feelings, you can imagine how delighted I was to learn that Cary Elwes has written a book about the making of the film: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. He shared the information at Comicpalooza with fans that came in to talk to him. He had the Amazon page pulled up on his phone and seemed excited to show off the cover and mention that it was available for pre-order. When I found out, I think my smile nearly split my face... but that also could have been because I was speaking with Westley.
Elwes worked with Joe Layden on the project and was apparently inspired to record his memories and experiences because of the 25th anniversary cast reunion. The book will contain "never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, backstage stories" and more - including a foreword by director Rob Reiner. To be honest, I'd be picking it up even if Elwes talked about nothing more than the challenges of wearing a mask in the film, but it seems as though there will be plenty of material to enjoy in the almost 300 pages. I'm looking forward to reading it!
You can pre-order the hardcover and Kindle versions of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride at Amazon. It's scheduled to be released on October 14, 2014.