In news that looks to excite very few, Leprechaun: Origins has released its first official trailer. Set to star WWE’s own Dylan ‘Hornswoggle” Postl as the titular horror icon, Origins centers on a pair of young couples who, whilst traveling through the Irish countryside “quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when a town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.” The trailer debuted earlier today via Entertainment Weekly and you can check it out below.
If this trailer is any indication, we’re in for a very serious reboot, which is quite possibly the last thing the supremely silly Leprechaun series needs. The film also replaces the iconic Warwick Davis (really the only reason to see any of the other films) with an inexperienced actor known only for his terrible attempts at comedy over on WWE television. It’s safe to say that I’m not exactly over the moon at the prospect of this latest horror reboot, especially when we aren’t even given a glimpse of the new, updated Leprechaun in this trailer.
Thankfully, Leprechaun: Origins will not be heading to theaters. WWE Studios and Lionsgate will be releasing the film on Video On Demand August 26th, and it will get a subsequent DVD/Blu-Ray release on September 30th. The film marks the non-TV movie directorial debut of Zach Lipovsky and is written by Harris Wilkinson (no known credits).
Source: Entertainment Weekly