‘Leprechaun’ Remake Coming from Lionsgate

The original horror starred Warwick Davis and followed the Irish legend through 6 films.
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‘Leprechaun’ Remake Coming from Lionsgate

http://movieweb.com/movie/leprechaun/Lionsgate plans Leprechaun reboot Lionsgate and WWE Studios are planning on bringing the Leprechaun series back to life.

The original followed an evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold through 6 films.

WWE CEO Vince McMahon wants to give their studios some time to grow under new lead Michael Luisi, who was given the film division in September.

Here are the new leads thoughts on the project:

"We have been looking for ways to continue our relationship with Lionsgate and we saw 'Leprechaun' as the perfect opportunity to take a well-known franchise and put a modern-day spin on it. This is a property that we believe our audience will respond to and we continue to look for ways to surprise and engage them."

The studios are expecting a 2013 release date.

Leprechaun was released January 8th, 1993.

Sources:Variety

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  • Leon-Scott-Kennedy • 3 years ago

    Wow WWE & Lions Gate Sweet Yo

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    • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus ... I knew that? LoL

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      • bane5000 • 3 years ago

        So long as the make it a creepy, Rated R horror film, and not no jokey PG-13 crap, im all for it. Oh and bring back Warwick Davis for the role

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        • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

          Uh no

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          • instead8909 • 3 years ago

            Does anyone knows how Warwick Davis got his star?

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            • instead8909 • 3 years ago

              @robbiewilliamsII sorry about that, I had forgotten about the years of which they came out. Part 2 I do remember mostly because it impressed me.

              I noticed they made a new film about 3 years ago, but it was more of a spin off than a Leprechaun film. Sick but fun to watch.

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              • ghostman • 3 years ago

                @ejk1 That's okay you have to be a certain person to like those types of horror movie franchises. About LOTR for all we know he could be related to Gollum and he will travel to Middle Earth and seek his revenge on Frodo and claim all his gold! *note to self: genius idea, write out the script*

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                • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                  @bawnian-dexeus He could be accompanied by sprites, pixies, and centaurs.

                  @ghostman Meh. Not really a fan of Saw, after the first one anyways.

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                  • ghostman • 3 years ago

                    @red-ruddy No, that franchise ended a long time ago. But you just gave me an idea @ejk1@bawnian-dexeus what do you think about placing Leprechaun in a Jigsaw Game?

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                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                      @ejk1 One does not simply send a leprechaun to Middle Earth

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                      • red-ruddy • 3 years ago

                        Isn't lionsgate busy making saw 40?

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                        • ejk1 • 3 years ago

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                            @ghostman Narnia

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                            • ghostman • 3 years ago

                              They already went to space and visited Da Hood where else could he go? Back in time 0_0

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                              • Dragon1991 • 3 years ago

                                Why am I not surprised about this? It was going to happen someday.

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                                • greyhame27 • 3 years ago

                                  I was curious to hear more about this film until I saw that WWE was involved. Not that I dislike WWE network or their movies, it's just they'll most likely want to put one of their wrestlers in it as the Leprechaun and while it may not be bad, it just won't be as good as a reboot should be. The only reason to update a movie is to truly make it better or at least as good as the original and I'm not sure if they can make that goal. Hopefully this new lead will get more professional actors and some really good writers to make a believable story.

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                                  • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                                    @bawnian-dexeus Well if it's WWE won't they go with that Leprechaun wrestler they have?

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                                    • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                                      This isn't much of a-

                                      *puts on sunglasses*

                                      golden opportunity.

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                                      • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                                        I wouldn't have minded a reboot or a remake at at all. I'm not one who usually screams at those things. But when I read WWE Studios that was it for me. Their movies are alright but nothing special and them doing a hard R horror movie doesn't seem like it would happen nowadays.

                                        HELL NO! GIANT THUMB DOWN!!!!!

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