WWE Studios along with Lionsgate and director Zach Lipovsky are bringing us a new Leprechaun film titled Leprechaun: Origins (2014). This film is in no way related to the Leprechaun series that became increasingly horrible with every new installment. Brendan Fletcher, Andrew Dunbar, Teach Grant and Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl as the Leprechaun star in the new reboot. Many will be happy that the horror film will be closer to scary horror with very little horror comedy.
As first reported by Variety, WWE Studios is joining forces with Lionsgate for a two-film slate, the first of which will be a reboot of the hit "Leprechaun" franchise. "Leprechaun: Origins" will star WWE’s own mischievous Superstar Hornswoggle making his feature film debut, proving the old adage that there truly are no small parts, only small actors…
...The comedic horror series got its start in 1993, and starred Warwick Davis in the titular role. It also launched the career of "Friends" megastar Jennifer Aniston in her first major part. Five sequels followed, creating a cult favorite series. The formidable tag team of Lionsgate and WWE Studios - the same pairing responsible for "See No Evil" starring Kane and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin’s "The Condemned" - will share production costs and the development of marketing strategies for the relaunched franchise. Lionsgate will lead the distribution efforts.
Hornswoggle, a WWE fixture since 2006, will grace the silver screen for the first time. The master of the Tadpole Splash and former (and final) WWE Cruiserweight Champion, ‘Swoggle has also been the official mascot of D-Generation X. This Sunday, he will be the flag-bearer for Team Teddy in the huge WrestleMania battle with Team Johnny for General Managerial control of both Raw and SmackDown…
Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
Synopsis: Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
Directors: Zach Lipovsky
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Harris Wilkinson
Producers: Chris Foss, Richard Lowell, Michael J. Luisi
Musicians: Jeff Tymoschuk
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