EXCLUSIVE: Fathom Events has acquired the fantasy throwback film Man and Witch: The Dance of a Thousand Steps set to be released nationwide in theaters this summer.
Release dates will be revealed in a future announcement. The project marks the return of The NeverEnding Story star Tami Stronach—who played the Childlike Empress— to the big screen where she portrays the titular witch alongside her husband Greg Steinbruner who stars as the titular man.
A passion project for the couple, Man and Witch—inspired by their own love story— was produced under their Paper Canoe Company banner, with Steinbruner also serving as screenwriter.
And to make it a complete family affair, the couple’s daughter Maya also stars in a role that’s described as a “powerful being who is not of this world.” A throwback to the films that captured the imagination of a generation, Man and Witch: The Dance of a Thousand Steps follows a lonely goatherd (Steinbruner) who, having been cursed at birth to never take a wife, makes a pact with a reclusive witch (Stronach) to reverse the spell only if he can complete three impossible tasks so that he may one day find true love. “We’re beyond thrilled to partner with Fathom Events on the theatrical release of Man and Witch,” Stronach tells Deadline in a statement. “This film is full of nostalgia for fans of classic 80s fantasy and no one understands fandom better than Fathom.Read more on deadline.com