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Old 03-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Leprechaun (2013)

Apparently Lions Gates will reboot the franchise Leprechaun.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118051516b


Lionsgate is pacting with WWE Studios on a two-film deal.

Studio will team with the Connecticut-based entertainment company on a reboot of "Leprechaun," the 1993 horror pic that was one of the first starring roles for Jennifer Aniston and an indie hit. Pic was produced by now defunct studio Trimark, which was eventually absorbed by Lionsgate in 2000.

Both Lionsgate and WWE Studios will share producing costs as well as team on marketing strategies. Lionsgate will handle distribution.

Pic is set for a 2013 release, though there is currently no writer, director or cast attached. The other film in the deal has yet to be determined.

WWE, the home of a handful of wrestling programs, is readying to launch a new TV network and restructuring its film division. WWE Chairman-CEO Vince McMahon wants to give WWE Studios some time to grow under new head Michael Luisi, who was tapped to oversee the division in September.

Rather than fully develop and produce its own slate of films, Luisi has been busy picking up films from festivals such as Sundance and Toronto, co-producing projects with other shingles, and locking down deals with Fox to grow its direct-to-homevideo franchises like "The Marine" "to improve the profitability of our movie business," McMahon said.

Upcoming films for WWE Studios include "No One Lives," starring Luke Evans and WWE personality Brodus Clay, "Barricade," starring Eric McCormack; and cult hit "The Day" starring "Lost" vet Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, and Ashley Bell, which was purchased at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

As for its deal with Lionsgate, Luisi said: "We have been looking for ways to continue our relationship with Lionsgate and we saw 'Leprechaun' as the perfect opportunity to take a well-known franchise and put a modern-day spin on it. This is a property that we believe our audience will respond to and we continue to look for ways to surprise and engage them."

Lionsgate and WWE have teamed before on pics "See No Evil" and "The Condemned."

WWE has a huge male fan base it can tap into, with wrestling programs strewn across the dial, as well as a profitable pay-per-view business with "Wrestlemania."

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How much money does anyone wanna bet that the current "little" wrestler Hornswoggle real name Dylan Postl will be the the Leprechaun like Kane was used in See No Evil. He's a perfect fit imo.

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Old 03-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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I'm seldom speechless, but a Leprechaun reboot? Holy Lucky Charms.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Hopefully they released the original as a 20th AE with a new widescreen transfer (with that being next year and the remake, Lionsgate just has to now).
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Here's hoping for a Leprechaun blu-ray!!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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Cool, that WWE is involved, if they remake Leprechaun In The Hood they can give Virgil, Zeus, Kamala and Junkyard Dog starring roles.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:27 PM   #7
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Cool, that WWE is involved, if they remake Leprechaun In The Hood they can give Virgil, Zeus, Kamala and Junkyard Dog starring roles.
JYD passed a way a few years back
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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Somewhat updated news:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=99266


Seems like my idea/prediction of Dylan Postl being the Leprechaun came true.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
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Somewhat updated news:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=99266


Seems like my idea/prediction of Dylan Postl being the Leprechaun came true.
And almost exactly a year to the date, too! Well, your post. Not the news article...
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #10
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And almost exactly a year to the date, too! Well, your post. Not the news article...
Didn't even realize that. Funny
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #11
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I'm seldom speechless, but a Leprechaun reboot? Holy Lucky Charms.
I was ready to have the same reaction...

But then I realized how shameless, pandering, goofy, and shiny-headed professional wrestling is. At this point, let's just start betting on how many victims are body-slammed (or similarly battered via grappling attack move) in the new flick.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:39 PM   #12
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Eh, I imagine the fan crossover between pro wrestling and films like a Leprechaun remake is pretty high, so it makes sense. Plus, it's not like a Leprechaun remake needs award-winning, trained actors to perform the parts. It just needs guys who look like leprechauns, god bless 'em.
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Eh, I imagine the fan crossover between pro wrestling and films like a Leprechaun remake is pretty high, so it makes sense. Plus, it's not like a Leprechaun remake needs award-winning, trained actors to perform the parts. It just needs guys who look like leprechauns, god bless 'em.
Eh, you'd be surprised. I worked on Dead Man Down, which was partially funded by WWE. Basically they put up some money and they threw in a wrestler as a henchman. You'd think there would be crossover between the wrestling crowd and the action movie crowd. To this day, the film has made less than $7m.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #14
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I was ready to have the same reaction...

But then I realized how shameless, pandering, goofy, and shiny-headed professional wrestling is. At this point, let's just start betting on how many victims are body-slammed (or similarly battered via grappling attack move) in the new flick.
Imagine the welts on the back from patting yourself after that brilliant comment.
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imagine the welts on the back from patting yourself after that brilliant comment.
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