Someone pick up the phone, because I so totally called this film when the federation of brightly clad bodyslammers, the WWE, picked up the rights to make a new Leprechaun film. While Warwick Davis isn’t attached to star in the latest piece of anti-Irish advertising, diminutive sports entertainer Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl will be handling the role of running around and screaming “WHERE’S ME GOLD?”.
And it’s going to be a darker experience as well.
Speaking to Crave Online, WWE President Michael Luisi wants the reboot to be less Leprechaun in Space, and more “Leprechaun is going to make you scared of little people for the rest of your life” instead;
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 then immediately grabbed a mic, ranted about how he would be the next employee of the month and then slammed an intern off the top rope of a nearby cubicle into a flaming garbage can. There’s no denying that the later Leprecahun films got a tad too cheesy. And by cheesy, I mean dipped in melted gouda and then rolled in Parmesan before some cheddar was sprinkled on top of it.
Leprechaun 1-3 still had a menacing quality to them, but once the film hit the mark of Leprechaun 4: In Space, it all went downhill from there, culminating in two more films where Warwick terrorised the hood. It was like totally trippin’ yo.