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Lionsgate & WWE Entertainment Cast 'Leprechaun' Remake Magic

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March 15, 2012
Source: Variety

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You've gotta be kidding me. It's been nearly ten years since the last movie in the Leprechaun franchise, a comedic horror series about - you guessed it - an evil leprechaun that spawned a shocking six total films from 1993-2003. After the character went to Vegas, space, to the hood, and then Back 2 Tha Hood, I thought we'd seen the last of the murderous, rhyming, gold-obsessed mastermind. But somebody give Warwick Davis a call, because the series has been given new life thanks to Lionsgate and WWE Entertainment, who have teamed up to make this the first of a two-picture deal between the two companies.

Variety says the second movie in the Lionsgate/WWE deal hasn't been set yet, and the same can currently be said for a writer, director, and cast of the Leprechaun reboot (but those are minor details in Hollywood nowadays). So basically, right now there's no information out there about this project aside from it's happening and it's set for a 2013 release. But this announcement comes just in time for St. Patrick's Day this Saturday, and with networks like SyFy running marathons of the Leprechaun series all day for the holiday, you can bet this timing is no coincidence. The first movie, released way back in 1993, introduced audiences to a pre-"Friends" Jennifer Aniston, so maybe she'll appear in a cameo for the new one. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 20 Comments

1

It's no surprise really they are trying to bring back all the classic killer movies even a reboot of Chucky himself and their attempts at shock value have failed across the board so whatever. I don't think any well respected director would want to touch this franchise at all but it's nice to know another trash is in the works.

BinaryChaos on Mar 15, 2012

2

WWE + LIONSGATE = SHIT

stfugtfo on Mar 15, 2012

3

NOOOOOOOOO PLEASE STOP NO MORE REMAKES 

Colin Gillespie on Mar 15, 2012

4

As if Irish people need any more stereotyped Plastic Paddy nonsense. Actually not just the Irish, but the whole planet doesn't need this.

Crapola on Mar 15, 2012

5

Well, this is pretty lame. But I do love Warwick Davis.

grimjob on Mar 15, 2012

6

is this a st. patty's day joke or what?

Marcus on Mar 15, 2012

7

why can't we bring back Willow for a sequel instead of more of this garbage?

syntaxterror on Mar 15, 2012

8

Dude rlly? Its like they're not even TRYING anymore... -_-

LosZombies on Mar 15, 2012

9

Not even... They are not trying AT ALL. They've given up.

Max Renn on Mar 16, 2012

10

When they mentioned that WWE Entertainment was involved, i thought 'Honswaggel' was gonna be cast as the Leprechan, lol.

Anyman on Mar 16, 2012

11

I am with you on that. I am pretty sure Hornswoggle will be the new Leprechaun. :/ I like Lionsgate movies a lot. I am a huge fan of WWE but not WWE Films. This could get interesting.

Jon Chamberlain on Mar 16, 2012

12

I love the original!! i think they need to stop remaking everything and come up with something original. but hey i can't stop it do better so i am going to enjoy what i can get! 😛

AmandaMassacre on Mar 16, 2012

13

I can't stop it OR* Do better

AmandaMassacre on Mar 16, 2012

14

There's is the option of simply NOT WATCHING the movie when it's released. Haters, keep walking, please and thank you! =)

JustYourAveragePimp on Mar 16, 2012

15

There is**

JustYourAveragePimp on Mar 16, 2012

16

Don't hate the game, hate the basketballs.

Crapola on Mar 16, 2012

17

FINALLY....THE LEPERCHAUN....HAS COME BACK!!!!!

smell it? on Mar 17, 2012

18

i cant wait the leprechaun scared the sh*t out of me as a kid. the space and hood thing was a little too far but honestly i think They could make something out of it, im actually excIted

thetransamkid on Mar 19, 2012

19

The whole idea should be scrapped cuz warwick is the lil lep .... wwe films is a failed movie company, lions gate how could you do this to warwick davis and the lep series .. im so upset over this 🙁 and this is coming from a true warwick fan , and i speak on his behalf and the fans 🙁 do you agree.? Email me with your comments , mike_buckoski@hotmail.com 🙁

warwick davis fan on Nov 14, 2012

20

they need to call warwick for this remake it will be a complete fail without him!.... that hornswagle probably wont look half as scary as Warwick!

wings4boots on Jan 1, 2013

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