'On the Lot' Winner Zach Lipovsky Set to Direct 'Leprechaun' Reboot
Does anyone remember the reality competition series "On the Lot" from years ago? Probably not. The shortlived series took the "American Idol" mold and applied it to filmmakers, where the audience voted on a group of 16 aspiring filmmakers vying for a development deal at DreamWorks. Steven Spielberg was an integral part of the show, and now his discovery from the series is getting a real feature film directing gig. The Wrap reports that Zach Lipovsky, the winner of the competition, will direct the reboot of the campy horror franchise Leprechaun for Lionsgate and WWE Studios. Sounds like a dream come true! Read on!
In all seriousness, a film like this could serve as a great launching point for Lipovsky. After all, James Cameron directed Piranha Part Two: The Spawning before he took on The Terminator, so anything is possible. WWE wrestling star Hornswoggle (above) is taking the title role, but it's not clear how this reboot will play out. The original film (which featured a young Jennifer Aniston) followed an evil, sadistic leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold, avoiding four-leaf clovers at all costs. The script from Harris Wilkinson is being kept under wraps, so we'll have to wait for more details.