If “Sharknado” wasn’t enough, can you imagine if a vampire bit a leprechaun? Yeah…
Binge Watchers podcast had a chance to speak with Scorned director Mark Jones, where they talked about the film that kicked off his career, the 1993 Leprechaun.
During the interview, Jones revealed that he’s working on a new Leprechaun-esque film that would reunite him with Warwick Davis.
“I stayed very good friends with Warwick,” he tells the cast, “they’re doing the [Leprechaun] reboot without him. And, I said, we should do a new franchise about a vampire who bites a leprechaun. He turns into a little Vamprichaun. Warwick loved the idea and it’s basically a little vampire who bites your ankle instead of your neck and it’s kind of a comedy-horror.”
As you probably guessed, the film would be called Vamprichaun… READ MORE
Last week I wrote a piece on Leonardo DiCaprio and the atrocity that was Critters 3. At the time I mentioned that I didn’t think I had seen Critters 4, and that I would likely to be checking it out soon. I’m still debating taking that route and spending 90 minutes of my life on the film but, based on the trailer, I’m inching closer.
For one, this looks like this has something approximating decent production value (I mean, it still looks cheap as hell – but not quite as bargain basement as Critters 3). It’s sort of odd that Rupert Harvey shot this film back to back with Kristine Peterson’s third installment, given that it looks like it cost about ten times more money. Then again, Harvey wrote and produced Critters 3, so maybe he intentionally saved the scale of story and financial resources for his installment. READ MORE
The psychotic Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead once again, this time continuing his killing spree in a city morgue in “See No Evil 2.” A darker version of the mischievous Irish fairy has been rebooted in “Leprechaun: Origins.”
At New York Comic Con, Bloody-Disgusting participated in a roundtable interview with directors Jen/Sylvia Soska (American Mary) and wrestling superstar Kane (Glenn Jacobs) for “See No Evil 2″ and director Zach Lipovsky (Tasmanian Devils) and wresting superstar Hornswoggle(Dylan Postl) for “Leprechaun: Origins.” Our man on the scene, Jorge Solis, was able to ask the filmmakers and stars what audiences should expect with the horror sequels from WWE Studios. READ MORE
Crave caught up with Zach Lipovsky, the latest director to take on the super fun and crazy Leprechaun franchise.
Now in post-production, Leprechaun: Origins replaced Warwick Davis with WWE superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Post as the little green slasher. Little to nothing is known about the project, other than it also stars Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant, Bruce Blain and Adam Boys.
In the interview, Lipovsky confirms that the new installment is a fresh beginning:
“It’s basically a complete refresh, reboot,” he firms up. “We’re not trying to copy or really do at all what the last one did. It kind of did what it was doing so well, that’s why they made so many of them, but we’re going a completely new direction and completely new world and everything which is why they were excited by what I brought to the table because I was pretty new to the whole Leprechaun thing myself. It was kind of what can we do to make something that’s a legitimate horror movie rather than something a bit more campy?”
In theaters February 28, 2014, it sounds as if Lipovsky is harking back to the franchise roots, the 1993 film that featured a young Jennifer Aniston. READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting got inside word that Zach Lipovsky’s Leprechaun: Origins is already in post production for release on February 28, 2014.
As previously reported, Dylan Postl, best known as the wrestler “Hornswoggle”, plays the Leprechaun. The rest of the cast includes Grave Encounters 2‘s Stephanie Bennett, pictured below, Teach Grant (The Tall Man,Devour, Repeaters, “Cult”), Bruce Blain (“Supernatural”) and Adam Boys.
The screenplay was penned by both Matt Venne and Harris Wilkinson. The story is still top secret. READ MORE
According to TheWrap, Zach Lipovsky has been tapped to direct the remake of Leprechaun: Origins. Lipovsky was a contestant on the reality TV show “On The Air”, which ran for one season. The show, which was run by Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg, saw 16 contestants vying for a chance for a development deal with DreamWorks.
The upcoming Liongsate/WWE Studios produced film will star wrestler Hornswoggle as the villainous Leprechaun, originally made famous by actor Warwick Davis in the 1993 comedy/horror classic. Head on below for pictures of Lipovsky and Hornswoggle. READ MORE
I’m not sure how this one slipped under my radar until now. Blue Water Comics is currently putting out a series of Leprechaun comics. Yes, that “Leprechaun”, with none other than Warwick Davis. Take it for what it is. READ MORE
Is it too late to get Christopher Nolan to direct this? Back in March is was officially announced that WWE would be producing Leprechaun: Origins, a remake of Leprechaun for Lionsgate, and that WWE wrestler Hornswoggle had been cast in the title role. It was also announced that Lionsgate and WWE Films had hired Harris Wilkinson to write the script.
Recently Crave spoke to WWE president Michael Luisi, who offered, “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.”
Luisi also conceded that the script is still in development. I’d like to note here that Wilkinson will have been given roughly 500% more time to write the new Leprechaun movie than Darabont was given to write the new Godzilla draft.
Back in March is was officially announced that WWE would be producing Leprechaun: Origins, a remake of Leprechaun for Lionsgate, and that WWE wrestler Hornswoggle had been cast in the title role. I immediately went into a field behind my apartment and started combing for a four-leaf clover. We need some luck if this is going to be good…
Lionsgate and WWE Films have hired Harris Wilkinson to write the script, said Deadline, while adding that Hornswaggle is signed to a two-film deal (franchise?). Wilkinson last year sold the spec Ink to Paramount and developed a pilot with Len Wiseman at Fox two seasons ago.
No plot details are available, but the flick is reboot of Leprechaun, the 1993 horror movie infamous for the vulgar green-tinged title character (played by an extremely crabby Warwick Davis) and for launching the screen career of Jennifer Aniston.
Last week it was announced that Lionsgate was partnering with WWE Studios on a two-film deal that includes a brand new Leprechaun. Today it was revealed that the film will be called Leprechaun: Origins and will be released in March 2013.
*Update: In what must be a huge coincidence, WWE wrestler Hornswoggle (pictured below) has been cast in the title role.
The rest of WWE’s slate has also been revealed. It of course also includes TIFF film The Day, a post apocalyptic thriller starring Dominic Monaghan and Shawn Ashmore. WWE acquired the film back in September and we’ve heard little about it since. Anchor Bay will be distributing the film.
Variety reports that other titles on the slate include the Hulk Hogan starring No Holds Barred which hits DVD and other VOD July 3 via Vivendi Entertainment. The Eric McCormack thriller, Barricade, also with Vivendi, will be released on Sept. 25. No One Lives is an R-rated horror film a co-producted by Pathe (Slumdog Millionaire) and starring Luke Evans (Immortals) and WWE’s own Brodus Clay. That film is released in January. READ MORE
It always happens. When a classic franchise gets the reboot, the actors who portray the iconic characters always cry foul and pitch “their idea” for a sequel. Warwick Davis, join the club.
Davis, who starred in all 6 original Leprechaun films, took to Facebook for a live chat to promote the original six films’ re-release through Charter Communication’s On Demand and digital download. There he complained about the reboot, while also offering his idea for a new sequel (starring him, of course). Yes, it would star Johnny Depp, doubly of course…
“I pitched the ‘Lep vs. Pirates’ idea to Johnny Depp while we were shooting ‘Life’s Too Short’,” Davis explained. “He didn’t say much. There is so much potential for the character. I think a road movie would be fun. The Lep is best when encountering different types of people. I’d also like to see a female Leprechaun – she’s even meaner though and makes the original leprechaun seem soft. I’d love to play her too!”
Can you imagine being Johnny Depp and having Davis “pitch” you a new Leprechaun movie? I love the franchise, don’t get me wrong, but can we all agree someone’s a bit delusional?
For more laughs, Davis compares Leprechaun to Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho when speaking on the forthcoming remake.
“I think it would be a shame to remake the original ‘Leprechaun’ film. It is a cult classic. It should not be touched in the same way the[y] should not have remade ‘Psycho’. I think there is a lot more to explore with the character, so that should be done with a sequel.”
A sequel starring Johnny Depp! Woot! READ MORE
It’s been well known that Lionsgate has wanted to revisit their Leprechaun franchise for some time now. Even Saw II-IV director Darren Lynn Bousman openly campaigned his involvement a few years back.
Launched in 1993 by Trimark (and acquired by Lionsgate through their acquisition of Artisan Entertainment back in 2000), the first film featured Warwick Davis as the pint-sized wish-making killer and also featured the debut of a young and sexy Jennifer Aniston.
It has taken Lionsgate less than 10 years to pound out multiple sequels (including Leprechaun 2, Leprechaun 3, Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun in the Hood and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood) and now to reboot it.
Lionsgate is pacting with WWE Studios on a two-film deal that includes a brand new Leprechaun, with plans on making various horror fans wishes come true by 2013. Variety adds that there is currently no writer, director or cast attached. READ MORE
1993 was a year in which Grunge was at its height and Nu-Metal hadn’t yet appeared. Some classic films released that year include Leprechaun, Cronos, Army of Darkness, Fire In The Sky, and, while not horror but still badass, Jurassic Park. Also that year were great music releases from Wu-Tang Clan (Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers), Depeche Mode (Songs Of Faith And Devotion), Candlebox (Candlebox), Sepultura (Chaos A.D.), amongst others. Overall, it was one hell of a year in terms of entertainment.
Let’s be honest with each other; for all intents and purposes, Tool should probably not be as huge as they are. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tool and have been listening to their music since ‘Undertow’ came out. Growing up, the video for ‘Sober’ terrified me and gave me countless nightmares. However, their style, their album release pattern, their visuals, all combines to form a musical entity that should not be popular. And yet, something about Tool has people consistently begging for more and craving each album to enter yet another musical journey. Admittedly, I’m one of those people. Having seen Tool six times in concert, I can completely attest to the power of their music not only as an aural experience, but when coupled with their visuals, as a powerful, almost meditative force.
Arriving June 24th from Bluewater Production is Leprechaun #2, based on Artisan and Lionsgate’s franchise film series featuring one helluva mean little Leprechaun f*cker. Since the franchise is now dead, why not keep it alive in comic book form?
From the cult film from Lionsgate. This is the tale of Lubdan, the king and sole survivor of the Leprechaun. The last of the Leprechauns! A treasure dealer stumbles across his pot of gold and steals it. In this modern age, he finds buyers all over the planet through on-line auctions. Lubdan finds the thief after the gold is shipped to humans across the globe. Lubdan’s quest takes him all over the planet, across time and space. Battling greed, the genocidal Cluracan and new mystical adversaries, Lubdan must save all life to save himself…but not without taking lives!
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A horrific leprechaun goes on a rampage after this precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search.