Warwick Davis Talks 'Leprechaun' Remake

Leprechaun, 1990
It was announced last week that Lionsgate was teaming with WWE Studios to remake Leprechaun for the big screen.  Everyone from the original's creator to die hard fans seem to be okay with the idea...except Warwick Davis, who's played the title role in all six Leprechaun films.

In a recent Facebook chat, this is was Mr. Davis had to say...

"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."
He's got a valid point.  Yes, I do consider the original film to be a cult classic, but I definitely wouldn't put it up there with the likes of Psycho.

 "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!"
This seals it.  I love Warwick, but don't get me wrong, but the idea of a remake is a lot more pleasing than Leprechaun vs. Pirates.  C'mon man!

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