With reboots being all the rage nowadays, it comes as no surprise that one of the horror franchises that we love to hate will be throwing it’s little green hat back in the ring again. Two metaphors there for those playing at home. Yes, our favorite Irish shoe shiner is coming back, and this time, he’s going lose the laughs and gain some horror! WWE Films will be producing a new Leprechaun installment titled Leprechaun: Origins and it will star one of their WWE Superstars, Hornswoggle. Now for those unfamiliar, Hornswoggle is a little person and a wrestler and his schtick is that he’s a leprechaun in the ring. Here’s photo proof for all the non-believers out there:
Classic. Anyway, it will be hard to get used to someone playing the Leprechaun other than Warwick Davis. Even though most of the six movies that he starred in (seriously…..there were six?) were crap, he was easily the best thing about those original Leprechaun movies. Other than Ice-T getting his finger ripped off of course. Word on the street though is that this version will be much darker and less comical. So I guess that means no follow up to this then?
The the more I think about it, I wouldn’t mind seeing a brainless, straight up horror movie involving the Leprechaun again. Gimme some practical gore fx, a little competent acting, and we might have something. WWE did give us some mindless, gore-filled fun with See No Evil after all. So anything is possible. I do have one request to the WWE though. Can we get a horror movie based around Doink The Clown pleeeeeease?