While hanging out at this past weekend’s WWE SummerSlam, we caught up with director Zach Lipovsky and his Leprechaun: Origins star Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, who gave us some interesting details regarding the return of everyone’s favorite tiny terror.
The film is now in post-production, and in addition to Postl, it stars Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant (The Tall Man, Devour, Repeaters, “Cult”), Bruce Blain (“Supernatural”), Adam Boys, and Brendan Fletcher (“The Killing, Freddy vs. Jason, 13 Eerie).
The original Leprechaun, which featured comedic elements, followed an evil leprechaun searching for his pot of gold while avoiding four-leaf clovers. “The tone is going to be a little darker, a little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember, trying to find a way to please fans of that genre; but at the same time this is really being played for scares,” said WWE president Michael Luisi in an earlier interview.
Producers are keeping details of Harris Wilkinson’s script under wraps to keep the franchise’s new direction a secret. As reported earlier WWE superstar Hornswaggle (pictured below) will be playing the titular title character.
Leprechaun: Origins is on track for a February 28, 2014, release.
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