New ‘Leprechaun’ movie within the works at Lionsgate, Felipe Vargas to direct

Director Felipe Vargas
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Lionsgate Movie is creating a brand new film within the Leprechaun franchise with filmmaker Felipe Vargas connected to direct. Based on information outlet The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming movie is billed as a reimagining for a brand new era of moviegoers.

Mike Van Waes has penned the script. Roy Lee and Miri Yoon will produce through their banner Vertigo Leisure, whereas Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee the challenge for Lionsgate. Particulars concerning the movie’s plot are presently beneath wraps.

The primary Leprechaun film, starring Warwick Davis because the titular character, was launched in 1993. Jennifer Aniston additionally appeared within the movie. Davis performed the vengeful leprechaun in six movies within the horror comedy movie collection however did not return for 2014’s Leprechaun: Origins, and the 2018 movie Leprechaun Returns. He is not going to star within the upcoming film as properly.

“Thirty years after its debut, this franchise still casts a spell, and we’re thrilled to be bringing it back with a new vision. Roy and Miri are two of our most trusted producers, especially with this genre, and we’re excited by Felipe’s vision for the film as a director. In his hands, this movie should be very scary and a ton of fun,” Erin Westerman, president of manufacturing for Lionsgate’s Movement Image Group, mentioned in an announcement.

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