A few years back, “Saw” franchise helmer Darren Bousman mentioned he’d like to take a crack at rebooting the classic ’80s horror flick “Leprechaun”.
“I have always loved the Leprechaun franchise,” Bousman told EW in 2014. “So much so I pleaded desperately to anyone who would listen to let me direct a reboot some years back. There was something so ridiculously fun and silly about them. A lot of people shunned the sequels, but for my money, nothing is better than watching a franchise let its villain go to Vegas, space, the hood, and then back to the hood.”
The “Repo!” filmmaker said he’d send the character back to Deadwood country.
“You send him in a time machine and transport him to the old west. There are gold rushes. There are gunfights. It’s awesome! I have the whole thing already worked out!”
On St.Patrick’s Day, this past Sunday, Bousman reiterated his interest in rebooting the franchise – asking readers to help him petition Lionsgate.
We pitched Lionsgate, remember? I wanted to cast @WilliamShatner as the owner of the cash for gold who Leprechaun robs. Just so he can look to the sky and curse LepreCHAAAUUUNNNNN. pic.twitter.com/9sLPWO8fS3
— Scott Milam (@ScottAMilam) March 18, 2019
Just saying. I am gonna will this into existence. I make a rock opera with Paris Hilton, I sure as hell can get this made, right internet?! https://t.co/Aa3bMfQhFy
— Darren_Bousman (@darren_bousman) March 18, 2019
it's that time of year again where I remind my good friends at @Lionsgate that I still want to reboot the Leprechaun movie (AGAIN)… Lep gets in a time machine and goes back to the Colorado Gold Rush. You guys have my number, I'll be sitting by the phone.
— Darren_Bousman (@darren_bousman) March 17, 2019