Last week we reported that Lionsgate and WWE are planning a reboot of 1993′s Leprechaun. Today, the original franchise’s star, Warwick Davis, particpated in a special Facebook chat to promote the original six films’ re-release through Charter Communication’s On Demand and digital download. Though Davis didn’t specifically confirm or deny any involvement with the new film, he did make the following statement:
“I think it would be a shame to remake the original ‘Leprechaun’ film. It is a cult classic. It should not be touched in the same way the[y] should not have remade ‘Psycho’. I think there is a lot more to explore with the character, so that should be done with a sequel.”
After taking Leprechaun to Las Vegas, outer space and “da hood” (twice), where else would Davis like to see the evil Irish creature turn up? Check after the break for his sequel pitch.
“I pitched the ‘Lep vs. Pirates’ idea to Johnny Depp while we were shooting ‘Life’s Too Short’,” Davis says. “He didn’t say much. There is so much potential for the character. I think a road movie would be fun. The Lep is best when encountering different types of people. I’d also like to see a female Leprechaun – she’s even meaner though and makes the original leprechaun seem soft. I’d love to play her too!”
Check back for updates on the Leprechaun franchise, whatever form it might next take, as they become available. You can also check out the full transcript of the Davis chat by clicking here.