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New Leprechaun movie in the works at Lionsgate

by Stewart Cole

ONE new Leprechaun movie is officially in the works at Lionsgate, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What do we know about the new Leprechaun movie?

The longest-running franchise in Lionsgate history will get a new film from director Felipe Vargas, director of the award-winning short film Milk Teeth.

The reboot will be written by Mike Van Waes, who recently worked on the live-action Lilo & Stitch movie. Roy Lee – who has produced other horror films such as Barbarian and It – will produce for his Vertigo Entertainment banner.

According to THR , Warwick Davis — who played the Leprechaun in six of the franchise’s eight films — is not expected to reprise his iconic role. No other plot or cast information has been made available at this time.

“Thirty years after its debut, this franchise still works magic, and we’re thrilled to bring it back with a new vision,” said Erin Westerman, president of production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group. “Roy and Miri are two of our most trusted producers, especially in this genre, and we are excited by Felipe’s vision for the film as a director. In his hands, this film should be very scary and very entertaining.”

The Leprechaun is not only one of the longest running for Lionsgate, but it is also one of the most well-known horror franchises ever. The first film premiered in 1993 and starred Warwick Davis in the title role. Davis played a mischievous leprechaun who hunted people who took his gold.

The franchise went on to spawn six more sequels, the last of which was 2018’s Leprechaun Returns. This film served as a direct sequel to the original, but was met with mixed reviews.

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