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WWE Studios to Reboot 'Leprechaun' Film Series

Lionsgate and WWE Studios are collaborating on a two film deal, starting with a reboot of a well-known 1993 horror movie called, Leprechaun, reports Variety. The original film was produced by Trimark, which was absorbed by Lionsgate in 2000.

WWE superstar, Hornswoggle (real name Dylan Postl), couldn’t hold on to his secret as he spilled the beans on Twitter, “The #swogglesecret that I’ve been hinting at all week is that in March 2013 I will be starring in Leprechaun: Origins by WWE Studios!!!”

Previously, WWE Studios and Lionsgate have released See No Evil, starring WWE superstar, Kane, and The Condemned, which starred WWE alum Stone Cold Steve Austin.

The WWE is revamping their film division, as WWE CEO Vince McMahon is giving the division a chance to grow under the guidance of Michael Luisi, who took on his new role in September 2011.

Regarding the new deal with Lionsgate, Michael Luisi stated, “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.”

Other films coming from the WWE Studios include, No One Lives, starring Luke Evans and WWE personality Brodus Clay; Barricade, starring Eric McCormack; and cult hit The Day starring “Lost” vet Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, and Ashley Bell, which was purchased at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

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