Leprechaun is one of those horror franchises that you don’t realize how many films there have been. Through eight films, the series has been dormant since 2018’s Leprechaun Returns. Our friends at Bloody Disgusting have a new report that Lionsgate wants to make a new entry in the Leprechaun series.
In a recent interview, filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV, Spiral: From the Book of Saw) tossed his hat into the ring for a new film in the series.
I would make a more direct sequel to the Leprechaun franchise, I would not reboot it. I don’t want to do that. I would demand that Warwick Davis come back. I wouldn’t do it without him. I would not try to change the tone. I would make it equally as batshit, bonkers crazy. It would be between the first film and Back 2 tha Hood. It would be somewhere in that tonal frame. It got really ridiculous as they went on, but that ridiculousness is what made them fun.
The original film featured Warwick Davis in the title role, released in 1993, and gave way to a franchise that went “2 Tha Hood” and to outer space. With so many horror franchises getting “requels” and reboots, Leprechaun could use some new blood.
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Source: Bloody Disgusting