Leprechaun: Origins

(2014)

Leprechaun: Origins concerns two young couples who, while backpacking through the Irish countryside, They quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be be when a town’s resident offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

First ‘Leprechaun Origins’ Clip: The Stones of The Gods

First ‘Leprechaun Origins’ Clip: The Stones of The Gods

An Irish villager explains the Stones of the Gods to four tourists in the first scene from Lionsgate and WWE Studios' Leprechaun: Origins, which we reported last week is getting a limited theatrical release on August 22, with VOD and Digital HD releases to follow on August 26.

Andrew Dunbar, Stephanie Bennett, Brendan Fletcher and Melissa Roxburgh star as four friends backpacking through Ireland, when they come across a quaint village that harbors a terrifying secret. Watch as these friends get a history lesson about the Stones of the Gods in this scene from Zach Lipovsky's thriller.

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‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Gets a Limited Theatrical Release This August

‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Gets a Limited Theatrical Release This August

Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today that Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE® Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, will have a limited theatrical run on August 22nd after an enthusiastic reception at this year's Comic Con where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film's multi-platform release on August 26th for Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, and September 30th on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).

Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

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Comic-Con: ‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Poster Brings First Look at the Leprechaun!

Comic-Con: ‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Poster Brings First Look at the Leprechaun!

The deadly Leprechaun is back in Leprechaun: Origins! A new horror reboot from WWE Studios that features wrestling Superstar Dylan Postl (aka Hornswoggle) as the iconic mythical killer. This time he's targeting a group of wayward travelers in Ireland. WWE brought their remake to Comic-Con 2014, and now they're sharing a first lookat the creepy green homunculus with the sharp teeth and bad attitude. Check him out and tell us what you think!

When Dan O'Grady returns to the U.S. after stealing some Irish leprechaun's pot of gold, he thinks he can settle down and enjoy his newfound wealth. He thought wrong. The leprechaun followed him and O'Grady barely gets away with his life, having locked the little monster in his basement. Ten years later, J.D. and his spoiled daughter Tory move in. By accident, the leprechaun is released and almost immediately the annoying creature starts to look for his gold, not displaying any respect for human life.

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‘Leprechaun: The Complete Collection’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 30th

‘Leprechaun: The Complete Collection’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 30th

WWE Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun, reinventing the cult favorite and terrifying a new generation. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 26, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 30. Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Trailer Starring WWE's Hornswoggle

‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Trailer Starring WWE's Hornswoggle

WWE and Lionsgate are resurrecting a long-dormant horror franchise with Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE Superstar Hornswoggle (known in the real world as Dylan Postl). The film hits VOD on August 26, before its release on Blu-ray and DVD September 30. EW has our first look at the terrifying trailer, which brings this saga back to its horror roots. Watch as the Leprechaun returns to torment a whole new generation of greedy tourists traipsing through the Irish countryside.

In Leprechaun: Origins, two young couples go backpacking through the Irish countryside only to discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be. When one of the town's residents offers the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods, the friends find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Poster Is Unleashed

‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Poster Is Unleashed

WWE Films has released the first poster for Zach Lipovsky's upcoming horror reboot Leprechaun: Origins. No plot details for the film has been revealed, but we know that WWE superstar Dylan Postl (Hornswoggle) is replacing Warwick Davis in this remake. A release date has not been announced. Check out the poster and check back for the trailer soon.

Leprechaun: Origins was released August 22nd, 2014.

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‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Gets Director Zack Lipovsky

‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Gets Director Zack Lipovsky

WWE Studios has tapped Zach Lipovsky to direct Leprechaun: Origins. We first reported on this project back in January, when WWE Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl was announced to play the title character.

No story details have been released, but it has been confirmed that this will be a full reboot of the original 1993 Leprechaun, which starred Warwick Davis and Jennifer Aniston. Harris Wilkinson wrote the screenplay, with Erik Feig, Michael Paseornek, and John Sacchi producing, along with WWE Studios' Michael Luisi and Richard Lowell.

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‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Details Revealed; WWE's Hornswoggle Set to Star!

‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Details Revealed; WWE's Hornswoggle Set to Star!

WWE superstar Dylan 'Hornswoggle' Postl is starring as the demonic creature, which was originally played by Warwick Davis.