Lionsgate and WWE Studios have been working on a LEPRECHAUN origin story for quite a while now and it is expected to be out later on this year. Just in time for St. Patrick's day the first clip for the film has sprung up online, although it is only a bit of a tease of what is to come, it still is from the film. Dylan Postl, aka WWE's Hornswoggle, will portray the key role in the film as the Leprechaun. He provides the introduction to the clip which you will find down below.
It is said that the new film entitled LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS is not necessarily linked to the previous films. There are no details as to what the story is just yet but the rumors are that it will have a much darker, Horror filled vibe versus the previous light comedy as we have seen before.
“As first reported by Variety, WWE Studios is joining forces with Lionsgate for a two-film slate, the first of which will be a reboot of the hit “Leprechaun” franchise. “Leprechaun: Origins” will star WWE’s own mischievous Superstar Hornswoggle making his feature film debut, proving the old adage that there truly are no small parts, only small actors…
…The comedic horror series got its start in 1993, and starred Warwick Davis in the titular role. It also launched the career of “Friends” megastar Jennifer Aniston in her first major part. Five sequels followed, creating a cult favorite series. The formidable tag team of Lionsgate and WWE Studios – the same pairing responsible for “See No Evil” starring Kane and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s “The Condemned” – will share production costs and the development of marketing strategies for the relaunched franchise. Lionsgate will lead the distribution efforts.
Hornswoggle, a WWE fixture since 2006, will grace the silver screen for the first time. The master of the Tadpole Splash and former (and final) WWE Cruiserweight Champion, ‘Swoggle has also been the official mascot of D-Generation X. This Sunday, he will be the flag-bearer for Team Teddy in the huge WrestleMania battle with Team Johnny for General Managerial control of both Raw and SmackDown."