Zach Lipovsky to Direct Leprechaun Reboot

Leprechaun Back 2 tha Hood (2003) Movie PosterI’ve never actually seen any of the “Leprechaun” movies. No, that’s not true. I’ve never actually seen any of the “Leprechaun” movies all the way through.

I think I saw one where he went into the ‘hood, which was called, appropriately enough, “Leprechaun in The Hood”. I don’t really recall what I saw, though I do remember that Ice-T was in it, and apparently the installment did enough business that the producers did a sequel to the sequel called “Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood”. I’m not sure why they decided to “slang out” the title, though, when they didn’t do it with the first “Hood” sequel. Creative decisions, I suppose.

Check out the box art to your left if you think I’m making this up. I can assure you, I am not. See?

Anyways, according to trade reports, the WWE and their partners at Lionsgate have set visual effects man Zach Lipovsky to make his directorial debut on the horror reboot, to also be called “Leprechaun”. Lipovsky will direct from a script by Harris Wilkinson, which promises to take the franchise in a new direction.

Meanwhile, the WWE has one of their own wrasslers named Hornswoggle set to star, taking over for Warwick Davis, who played the character in all the previous installments. Not a surprise. The WWE puts all of their wrestlers into their movies. See the “12 Rounds” and “The Marine” films.

The original “Leprechaun” films started in 1993 with Davis playing a sadistic Leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold. It proved popular enough that it spawned five sequels, three in the ’90s including “Leprechaun 4: In Space”, and the aforementioned “Hood” sequels in the early 2000s.

WWE's Hornswoggle

Via : The Wrap