We have a couple of horror posters to share with you today. First up is the dark and bloody Cannes poster for director Brian O’Malley’s violent feature, Let Us Prey. Secondly we have the first official poster for Leprechaun: Origins.
Let Us Prey is gearing up for its world premiere at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival on April 17.
Let Us Prey is directed by Brian O’Malley, and has been written by David Cairns and Fiona Watson. The cast includes Liam Cunningham (Clash of the Titans, Dog Soldiers), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Hanna Stanbridge, Douglas Russell (A Lonely Place to Die), and Bryan Larkin (Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz). The film is produced by Eddie Dick, Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell.
Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they’re there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. Wrong, on both counts. Six is about to arrive – and All Hell Will Break Loose!
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).
Leprechaun: Origins is directed by Zach Lipovsky, who told Crave On-line last year:
“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?”
Lionsgate and WWE Films hired Harris Wilkinson to write the script for the horror feature, and WWE President Michael Luisi last year spoke with Crave to offer up some clues to the tone of the new film:
“The tone is going to be a little darker, a little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember, trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but at the same time this is really being played for scares.”