When news that LEPRECHAUN was getting rebooted, horror fans groaned. When it was revealed that Warwick Davis would not be returning as the titular beastie, series fans lost interest. When WWE’s pint-sized grappler Hornswoggle was announced as playing the vicious little blighter, we started to fear the worst. Despite all of the above, though, LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS was set to see the series return to the big screen. Err, yeah, bit of a hitch there…
Whilst today brings us the first trailer for LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS, it also brings confirmation that the film won’t be getting the big screen treatment after all. Instead, the film will head straight to DVD and VOD. The chances of us UK folks getting the movie on the big screen were about as miniscule as SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE getting a cinema run, but it was genuinely expected that LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS would get a cinema release in the US. As it happens, the film will be released on VOD on 26th August and on DVD on 30th September. Now, let’s get to that trailer that we mentioned.
At this time, we're unable to directly post the aforementioned trailer, but be sure to check it out over at Entertainment Weekly by clicking here.
Right, watched it? Looks great, doesn’t it? Maybe not. The basic premise of this redo focuses on a group who go backpacking across Ireland. Before they know it, they’re staying in an old cabin at the edge of the woods where the feisty Leprechaun begins to terrorise them.
Directed by Zach Lipovsky, LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS stars Dylan ‘Hornswoggle’ Postl, Stephanie Bennett (GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2), Andrew Dunbar (ALIEN TRESPASS), Melissa Roxburgh (DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS), and Brendan Fletcher (FREDDY VS JASON).
In terms of a UK release, we’ll be sure to bring you news on that as we get it, although, looking at the above trailer, we think we’d rather the LEPRECHAUN series carried on with the likes of LEPRECHAUN: IN SPACE and LEPRECHAUN: BACK 2 THA HOOD.
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