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!