Like many of you, one of my favorite childhood flicks is director Ron Howard’s very scary kid’s movie Willow with Warwick Davis (Leprechaun) and Val Kilmer (Batman With Nimples).
And today we’re hearing from the L.A. Times that Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan has completed a pilot script for a series based on the cult classic.
Sweet! We’ll let you know when we hear more!
The original film invited you to enter the world of Willow and journey to the far corners of your imagination, to a land of myth and magic, where dream and reality live side by side … to a place that never existed, a time that never was. It is a world where a young man named Willow lives out an adventure that explodes beyond the boundaries of his own hopes and fears.
More specifically, the film concerns the efforts by little person Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) to protect a sacred infant from the machinations of a wicked queen (Jean Marsh).
It stars Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood, Val Kilmer as Madmartigan, Joanne Whalley as Sorsha, Jean Marsh as Queen Bavmorda, Patricia Hayes as Fin Raziel, Billy Barty as The High Aldwin, Pat Roach as General Kael, Gavan O’Herlihy as Airk Thaughbaer, and Maria Holvöe as Cherlindrea.
Willow was directed by Ron Howard and produced by Joe Johnston and Nigel Wooll from a script by Bob Dolman based on a story by George Lucas. MGM released it back on May 20, 1988.