EXCLUSIVE: Verne Troyer, Elizabeth Banks to Star in Stiller’s Remake of Leprechaun

If you’re in the market for yet another big-budget remake of a marginally popular horror franchise, prepare to enter a glorious world of unimaginable bliss. According to an anonymous email we received early this morning, Verne Troyer and Elizabeth Banks are set to star in Ben Stiller’s upcoming “interpretation” of writer/director Mark Jones’ much-maligned 1993 horror/comedy “Leprechaun”. Working from a script co-written by collaborator Justin Theroux, the picture is rumored to be a “shot for shot” recreation of the original film, much like Gus Van Sant’s grossly misguided 1998 atrocity “Psycho”. With both Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow handling producing duties, it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re approaching this ambitious project with tongues firmly inserted into respective cheeks. As long as they figure out a way to cleverly incorporate the little guy’s rap song from “Leprechaun in the Hood”, I’ll be an extremely happy camper. Filming is scheduled to begin this fall. From where I’m sitting, 2011 just got a little sweeter.

For more information about this lofty venture, direct your browsers to this location.


Leprechaun Rap

Note: This was an April Fools joke 4/1/10.



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Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Warwick Davis decide he’s too big for the films cause he’s a star in the Potter films now? LOL. But seriously? Leprechaun reboot? Not a reboot if its shot for shot. It’s a remake isn’t it?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Warwick Davis decide he’s too big for the films cause he’s a star in the Potter films now? LOL. But seriously? Leprechaun reboot? Not a reboot if its shot for shot. It’s a remake isn’t it?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Warwick Davis decide he’s too big for the films cause he’s a star in the Potter films now? LOL. But seriously? Leprechaun reboot? Not a reboot if its shot for shot. It’s a remake isn’t it?

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com/ Todd

    Reboot. Remake. I’m just quoting the source.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I was just saying. Not to you but in general…and I’m sooo mad at you right now!!!! UGH Myself as well. Thanks TODD!!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I was just saying. Not to you but in general…and I’m sooo mad at you right now!!!! UGH Myself as well. Thanks TODD!!!

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com/ Todd

    Reboot. Remake. I’m just quoting the source.

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com Todd

    Reboot. Remake. I’m just quoting the source.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      I was just saying. Not to you but in general…and I’m sooo mad at you right now!!!! UGH Myself as well. Thanks TODD!!!

  • ulik

    Aww man, wooh so priceless. Some movies just have that special kind of cheese and this is one of them. “Whoever stole mi pot o’ black tops I’ll be poppin’ a cap in es’ arse, real talk”!!!

  • ulik

    Aww man, wooh so priceless. Some movies just have that special kind of cheese and this is one of them. “Whoever stole mi pot o’ black tops I’ll be poppin’ a cap in es’ arse, real talk”!!!

  • ulik

    Aww man, wooh so priceless. Some movies just have that special kind of cheese and this is one of them. “Whoever stole mi pot o’ black tops I’ll be poppin’ a cap in es’ arse, real talk”!!!

  • Nicolai

    Hehe… nice one. ;)