Will the wearin’ of the green bring some gold?
Lionsgate is looking for overflowing box office receipts at the end of the rainbow with a reimagining of 1993’s Leprechaun, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The reboot–directed by Felipe Vargas (Milk Teeth) from a screenplay by Mike Van Waes (Lilo & Stitch)–is produced by Roy Lee (Barbarian) and Miri Yoon. Little else is known about the remake, with no details yet revealed about the storyline or production schedules.
As far as casting goes, Warwick Davis–who played the leprechaun in six of the franchise’s films–is not expected to return in the reboot.
The original Leprechaun–written and directed by Mark Jones–stars Davis and Jennifer Aniston in her film debut. In the film, a vengeful leprechaun–who believes a family has stolen his pot of gold–hunts them down, while they try to find his gold to mollify him.
The first in-house production at Trimark Pictures for theatrical release, the movie earned nearly $9 million domestically on a budget of $1 million, and spawned a multi-film franchise.
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