To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day treat, WWE Studios have shared the first ever clip from Leprechaun: Origins, which also features an introduction by WWE wrestler Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) who plays the title character.
The footage is dark, and will hopefully impress the Leprechaun fans as it looks to return to the roots of the 1993 film, starring Warwick Davis.
Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant, Bruce Blain, and Adam Boys also star, as well as Rampage and Freddy vs. Jason‘s Brendan Fletcher.
Back in September, in an interview with Crave Online, Zach Lipovsky, the latest director to take on the horror comedy Leprechaun franchise, confirmed that the upcoming film, Leprechaun: Origins will be given a fresh look:
“It’s basically a complete refresh, reboot. We’re not trying to copy or really do at all what the last one did. It kind of did what it was doing so well, that’s why they made so many of them, but we’re going a completely new direction and completely new world and everything which is why they were excited by what I brought to the table because I was pretty new to the whole Leprechaun thing myself. It was kind of what can we do to make something that’s a legitimate horror movie rather than something a bit more campy?”
Filming is now complete and the horror comedy is in post-production, due to arrive in US cinemas in the Summer.
The films full cast includes WWE star Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, who will be taking over the role of Warwick Davis as the vicious, vengeful Leprechaun, Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant (The Tall Man, Devour, Repeaters, “Cult”), Bruce Blain (“Supernatural”), Adam Boys, and Brendan Fletcher (“The Killing, Freddy vs. Jason, 13 Eerie).
Lionsgate and WWE Films hired Harris Wilkinson to write the script for the remake.