A brand-new Leprechaun motion picture remains in advancement at Lionsgate. Per THR, it’s been exposed that the scary motion picture series is set to be rebooted at by the studio with a brand new function movie. Franchise star Warwick Davis is not anticipated to return, as the movie is a reimagining that’s not straight linked to the previous films. It will be directed by Felipe Vargas (Milk Teeth) with the movie script originating from Mike Van Waes (Lilo & Stitch). Roy Lee (Barbarian, It movies) is producing for Vertigo Entertainment together with Miri Yoon.
“Thirty years after its debut, this franchise still casts a spell, and we’re thrilled to be bringing it back with a new vision,” Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group’s president of production, Erin Westerman, stated in a declaration. “Roy and Miri are two of our most trusted producers, especially with this genre, and we’re excited by Felipe’s vision for the film as a director. In his hands, this movie should be very scary and a ton of fun.”
No particular plot information have actually been exposed about the brand-new Leprechaun, however possibilities are, it will have to do with a killer leprechaun exterminating victims one by one. The initial motion picture, and its numerous follows up, were horror-comedy films, showcasing as much humor as there was violence. Warwick Davis made the titular character renowned by playing the character throughout 6 films, concluding his run in the function with 2003’s Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood.
Leprechaun Has Has Multiple Reboots
In 2014, WWE Studios partnered with Lionsgate to offer the Leprechaun series its very first reboot. Pro wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl represented the leprechaun in the motion picture, which existed as a more dark and severe take on the character. Unfortunately, the movie was not popular at all, holding a 0% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Another version of the Irish killer was presented in the 2018 reboot, Leprechaun Returns. The movie was illustrated as a direct follow up to the initial Leprechaun motion picture, as it follows Taylor Spreitler as the child of Jennifer Aniston’s character. Davis did not repeat his function as the leprechaun for the follow up, as Linden Porco handled the function. Perhaps due to the fact that it revived the horror-comedy components the franchise was understood for, the motion picture fared much better than Origins, ranking at 45% at Rotten Tomatoes.
“You know what we did six Leprechaun films and around Halloween people always watch them and love them,” Davis stated about his run in the function in 2018, attending to why he didn’t return for Leprechaun Returns. “Horror is an interesting medium, I think it’s different when you have kids, you look at horror in a slightly different way. Since I finished the Leprechaun films I had kids and I see the world through their eyes and to be in a horror movie right now is probably not quite right, I will wait until my son turns 18 and then I’ll do some horror again.”
There’s no word yet on when the brand-new Leprechaun reboot will be launched, or who the next star will be to play the renowned character.