'Man & Witch' Will Be a Heartwarming Homage to Fantasy Films of the '80s

Man & Witch '80s Homage Tami Stronach

Some of our favorite '80s actors are teaming up for a wonderfully nostalgic new project titled Man & Witch, THR reports. The film is being described as "a heartwarming homage to the lo-fi fantasy films of the '80s" and an "adventure that both fulfills and subverts the expectations of what a fantasy universe can be."

Man & Witch features the long awaited comeback of one of Hollywood’s most enigmatic child stars, Tami Stronach, who played the Childlike Empress in the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story. Stronach will star alongside fellow '80s child star Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, The Goonies), Rhea Perlman ("Cheers"), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Michael Emerson ("Lost").

"Stronach plays the reclusive witch, a being of power and mystery, who loses her heart to a hapless goatherd when he hires her to break a curse by an evil wizard."

And if that wasn't already cool enough, the film will feature old school puppet work from The Jim Henson Creature Shop, with THR noting that puppet characters will include a "talking sheep, goose and dog."

Man & Witch is produced and directed by indie stalwart Rob Margolies (She Wants Me), and written by Stronach's husband, Greg Steinbruner.

Further casting will be announced shortly. Production is expected to begin late fall in the New York Tri-State Region.