The upcoming Leprechaun reboot that’s reportedly in the works will be “a little darker” than the other films in the series.
WWE Studios President Michael Luisi recently sat down to discuss where the prequel is headed. While the film will certainly be a part of the Leprechaun franchise, the film will have no connection to the previous installments.
That having been said, Worst Previews reports that Luisi is very much interested in getting original star Warwick Davis attached to the project in one way or another.
The WWE Studios president told CraveOnline:
“The tone is going to be a little darker. A little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember. [We’re] trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but, at the same time, this is really being played for scares.”
Luisi said that WWE star Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl will star in the project, which currently carries the title Leprechaun: Origins. Although the idea is to make the film a bit darker than the other entries in the series, Luisi said he wasn’t above taking the character back into space if that’s the sort of thing fans are after.
Although most of the films were released as direct-to-video titles, the Leprechaun series enjoyed a total of six films before ending with the 2003 flick Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood. Instead of continuing onward, WWE Studios is interested in restarting the franchise all over again.
For those who don’t spend a lot of time watching cheesy horror films, Leprechaun tells the story of an evil little creature who freely murders anyone who steals even a single coin from his pot of cold. This plot is essentially the same in each film.
It’s currently unclear when Leprechaun: Origins will find its way into theaters or home video. Are you a fan of the series? Are you looking forward to WWE Studios’ proposed reboot?