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Ever miss the Rob Reiner who made movies like The Princess Bride, rather than the guy who made soppy romantic comedies like Alex & Emma and Rumor Has It...? Apparently Rob Reiner does too, since his next project sounds like a throwback to The Princess Bride that might actually have the potential to be good.

The Hollywood Reporter says Reiner's next directing project will be Book of Shadows, an adventure story written by Zoe Green that was originally dreamed up by Reiner himself. The movie stars a young man "who must embark on the perilous journey of first love and face many trials of maturity while on the dangerous quest to close a mythical tome called "Book of Shadows" in order to restore balance to the world." Throw in some Rodents of Unusual Size and you may as well have Inigo Montoya involved..

All of this is fine by me-- old-fashioned adventure romances are hard to come by, and Reiner has already proven once that he's good at them. I'm ready for a whole new generation of Princess Buttercup and Westley to get a chance.