Leprechaun title revealed

Leprechaun title revealed

It was recently announced that Lionsgate has partnered with WWE Studios to bring a new Leprechaun film to screens. Horror fans would recall that ‘Leprechaun’ is a 1993 horror film which starred Warwick Davis and Jennifer Anniston and was the beginning of an ongoing film franchise. Some might even recall that ‘Wayne’s World’ included a short reference to the series.

It has now been announced that the new film is called ‘Leprechaun: Origins’ and is targeting a release window of March 2013. Given the title and recent announcements it’s almost a certainty that the new film is going to be a reboot for the character, and depending on how successful it is, expect to see sequels on the way in the coming years. The original film ultimately gave birth to no less than five sequels and no doubt the studios will be hoping to replicate at least some of the original series successes.   

It seems word of the headlining actor has also broken out with reports of wrestler ‘Hornswoggle’ taking over the central role previously filled by Davis. No announcements on a director have been made.

So in recent years we’ve seen remakes of classic horror films such as ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, are new ‘Leprechaun’ films something that horror fans are keen to see? Let us know what you think in the comments below or via our Facebook page.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.