Leprechaun To Get the Boot. Reboot, That is.

Leprechaun (1993) Movie PosterJust in time for Saint Patrick’s Day (well, almost), comes this news that Lionsgate and the wrasslin’ folks at WWE (yes, they’re making films now, and have been for some time actually, usually starring one of their wrestlers under contract) are teaming up to bring you a reboot of the “Leprechaun” franchise. Because, hell, who doesn’t like tiny evil guys with a top hat running around terrorizing nubile young lasses?

The 1993 original famously starred a young, shotgun-packing Jennifer Aniston, with Warwick Davis as the titular imp with wicked powers and an obsession for certain pots filled with shiny objects, preferably gold. As I recall, Davis played the character in a series of sequels, including entries that took the villain into outer space and, more frighteningly, into “da hood”.

Lionsgate and the WWE will both shell out the dough to make the movie, then put their heads together for the remake’s marketing. The rebooted film is already scheduled for 2013, though there are no cast, director, or writer attached yet.

With the WWE involved, one can only assume (nay, hope?) that some form of wrestling stunt will be included in the film’s PR rounds. Maybe they can get Jon Cena to body slam the little bugger.

Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun (1993) Movie Image

Via : Variety



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Horrible idea! WWE should stick to their b-movie action stuff.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Todd

    Dear Lord. The WWE? I refuse to acknowledge its existence.

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      Didn’t the WWE pick up the distro rights to THE DAY, that post-apocalyptic movie with Shawn Ashmore? That actually looked good.

  • X_p

    are they gonna put hornswaggle in this? this is gonna be terrible just like the rest of the wwe movies and im a wwe ahem fan and i cant even sit through those things. also i like the campy direction of the og movies they were great fun in a wack/tight sorta way. i mean yes they jumped the shark when it was the leprechaun in the hood but you know you loved it. i sure did.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      lmao! Not sure loved would be the word but I laughed a lot that’s for sure!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Todd

    I own the entire series on DVD — yes, OWN — and I’m really saddened that they’re going down Reboot Road. Why not just give us another direct-to-video sequel, one with a decent budget and script?

    • X_p

      wwe will prob give you that much, the decent budget and direct to dvd marketing. their problem is always in their writing, execution and their terrible need to make wrestlers into actors, it just never works. i will say though that their one horror movie was pretty good despite being a “chainsaw massacre” copy. so maybe this has a shot what with already being popular, they shouldnt change too much… i hope.

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  • Cristhian A1205

    why leprechaun return in 2013 well at wwe studio 2013 wow

  • Channingknott

    Can’t wait for the Leprechaun movie. Nothing to do with wrestling just want to see another movie get revamped.