Leprechaun is one of the longest-running horror series out there with eight installments. We haven’t seen a new movie in the series since 2018’s Leprechaun Returns though. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Lionsgate has now hired director Felipe Vargas to “reimagine” the franchise. Mike Van Waes wrote the screenplay for the new film and Roy Lee is producing through Vertigo Entertainment.
THR also states that Warwick Davis is not involved with the new film and not expected to reprise his role for it.
Erin Westerman, president of production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group had this to say.
“Thirty years after its debut, this franchise still casts a spell, and we’re thrilled to be bringing it back with a new vision. Roy and Miri are two of our most trusted producers, especially with this genre, and we’re excited by Felipe’s vision for the film as a director. In his hands, this movie should be very scary and a ton of fun.”
The first film in the series was released all the way back in 1993 and has seen eight movies across the years including Leprechaun Returns, which followed up the previous reboot. It’s unknown what the plot of this new film will be or who will play the titular character.
We’ll keep you updated on this story and movie as it develops.
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