As we continue our venture into 1980’s Fantasy Films, this week we jump into the fantastical world of Willow! This 1988 film is directed by Ron Howard (Apollo 13), and stars Warwick Davis (Leprechaun) and Val Kilmer (Top Gun). We are joined by Back Lot 605’s own Blake Ginithan on this perilous journey of magic, romance, and an unlikely hero. This is our spotlight on Willow.
Willow (Davis) is a the laughing stock of his small village, and has always seen himself as outcast. When a mysterious baby appears in his village, young Willow must take on the task of returning the child to her people. The sorcerer in training soon finds that this baby holds the entire universe in it’s tiny hands. Willow reluctantly team up with a selfish warrior Madmartigan (Kilmer) and keep the child out of the hands of an evil queen.
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The Box Office
Tenet remains on top of the domestic box office this weekend with $4.7 million as it continues to open in more theaters. Continuing at number two is The New Mutants with $1.8 million. Infidel opens with $1.3 million at number three. The film the was the first back to theaters, Unhinged, comes in just behind with $1.2 million. Lastly, The Broken Hearts Gallery takes fifth with a little over $800,000.
In a very slow news week, we have only one story of note to cover. Madonna will be stepping into the directing chair once again…to direct her own biopic. She will also pen the screenplay alongside Diablo Cody (Juno). No word as of yet on casting for the film, or if Madonna will pull triple duty and play herself.
The Shameless Plugs
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