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Hi, Bryan Here….
Okay, let me get this straight. A 90’s horror film called ‘Leprechaun’ starring Warwick Davis and a young Jennifer Aniston is getting remade by the WWE? WWE meaning World Wrestling Entertainment? The same place that gave us Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock? From way out of left field, this is absolutely correct. So, yes, this is happening. Let’s not forget we have several ‘Leprechaun’ films already in the library including: ‘Leprechaun in the Hood’ and ‘Leprechaun: Innnnn Spaaaaaace’!!! I can’t make this stuff up. And just in time for St. Paddy’s Day.
Head of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi said according to Variety; “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.”
Wow. I don’t even know what to say. What would a modern day spin be like? And would they get Warwick Davis back? Or would they get their own WWE talent? I’m thinking of former WWE champ Hornswoggle. Ugghhh. This is just insane news. I was hoping for a Hellraiser reamke or that ‘Child’s Play remake I have been hearing about for years before ‘Leprechaun’, but you know what, I’ll see it. Your thoughts?