Lionsgate and WWE Eye the Pot o’ Gold With a Leprechaun Remake

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Lionsgate and WWE Eye the Pot o' Gold With a Leprechaun RemakeWhy should only good horror films have to suffer the indignity of a remake? This is more like it! Just in time for Saint Paddy’s Day comes word that Lionsgate and WWE Films are looking to exploit the yuck of the Irish (sorry) in a new incarnation of everyone’s, um, favorite Leprechaun.

Variety is reporting that Lionsgate and WWE have partnered on a two-picture deal starting with a Leprechaun remake. No word yet on any cast/crew, but we’ll bring you more on this as we have it. Expect this sucker to hit sometime next year. No word on whether or not he’ll be going back to space or terrorizing the ghetto any time soon.

Leprechaun was originally released theatrically in 1993 and went on to inexplicably become a franchise consisting of six movies. Warick Davis played the titular character in every movie so I have to ask: Are there any die-hard Leprechaun fans out there who want to see him come back?

Anyway, here’s the trailer for the original film that started it all:

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  • Vanvance1

    I’ve seen all 6 movies…. all I can say is Leprechaun in space was a truly wasted opportunity.

    I wouldn’t mind a new Leprechaun movie if there’s some black humour deftly inserted into the script.

  • James Coker

    actually Happy for this, love it when they remake a bad horror movie because theres hope that it will be an improvement from the original

    • Foywonder

      You write that knowing the track record of WWE Studios? You obviously haven’t seen anything they’ve produced since See No Evil.

  • Foywonder

    All I have to say is this had better not star Hornswaggle.