Leprechaun getting a WWE-fueled reboot!

For some reason only known to inmates at the local nut house, Leprechaun is getting a reboot instead of another sequel. And not only is Leprechaun getting rebooted, it’s getting rebooted thanks to a deal Lionsgate is doing with WWE. The wrestling company. Because nothing says Leprechaun like WWE. Sure, the timing of this is also a tad suspect (as tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day), but let’s forget about that for a second. WWE? Seriously? Have they made any good films?

Even better is the quote from the clueless WWE Studios head, Michael Luisi;

“We have been looking for ways to continue our relationship with Lionsgate and we saw ‘Leprechaun’ as the perfect opportunity to take a well-known franchise and put a modern-day spin on it. This is a property that we believe our audience will respond to and we continue to look for ways to surprise and engage them.”

How in the crap are they going to “put a modern-day spin” on Leprechaun? Is he going to kill people via viral videos? Will his gold be stolen by Ron Paul? And how often will he wrestle, probably for a GOLD BELT! See, this just writes itself!

I am engaged, and here is my engagement in picture form:
Leprechaun in Space Finger

And let’s also mention:
Upcoming films for WWE Studios include “No One Lives,” starring Luke Evans and WWE personality Brodus Clay, “Barricade,” starring Eric McCormack; and cult hit “The Day” starring “Lost” vet Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, and Ashley Bell, which was purchased at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

I’m sure they will be stellar, stellar films.
Variety via Daily Grindhouse

Leprechaun 4: In Space (Review)

Leprechaun 4: In Space

Warwick Davis as the Leprechaun
Brent Jasmer as Brooks Malloy
Guy Siner as Dr. Mittenhand
Jessica Collins as Dr. Tina Reeves
Rebekah Carlton as Princess Zarina
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. as Sticks

The Leprechaun series reaches new heights as we venture into the final frontier. Star Warwick Davis is no stranger to being in a galaxy far, far away, and soon makes the rest of the cast regret their decision to ever cross a leprechaun and his gold. One of the first of the horror series to have a sequel set in space in the far future, this one is tongue and cheek over the top, completely borrows from several movies, throws in almost every sci-fi cliche imaginable, and yet somehow manages to be an enjoyable movie. How this was accomplished is a mystery to me. The fact that it was pulled off is one of the miracles of modern times, or maybe it was just the luck of the Irish. Why is the Leprechaun in space in the first place, you may ask? The answer is a closely guarded secret. Because it doesn’t exist.

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