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.