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Lionsgate pacts with WWE on film deal



WWE Studios and Lionsgate have announced a two-film deal that will kick
off with a reboot of Leprechaun, a 1993 horror movie which starred
Jennifer Aniston. Variety reports that both Lionsgate and WWE Studios will
share producing costs as well as team on marketing strategies while
Lionsgate will handle distribution. The movie is set for a 2013 although
so far no writer, director or cast have been announced. “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,” said WWE studios head Michael Luisi. This will be the third
movie that WWE and Lionsgate have worked together on, with the previous
two being Kane’s See No Evil and Steve Austin’s The Condemned. Upcoming
films for WWE Studios include No One Lives, starring Luke Evans and WWE’s
Brodus Clay; Barricade, starring Eric McCormack; and The Day starring
Lost’s Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, and Ashley Bell, which was
purchased at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)


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9 Responses

  1. xLx says:

    …Good for the WWE, it’s something that might actually turn a bit of a profit.

  2. JayJay says:

    So Hornswaggle will be playing the Leprechaun right?

  3. Fisha695 says:

    @JayJay, my first thought when I read this was “No wonder they made Hornswaggle talk”.

    l0l

  4. -J- says:

    more like Leprechaun vs. Hornswoggle death match.

  5. JayJay says:

    @-J- Hell in a Cell!

  6. -J- says:

    now that’s what I’d pay to see!

  7. lil barstad says:

    they shouls use horswoggole

  8. Chris Epic says:

    Those movies were awful, WWE movies are awful, this will be awful. & He better not show up on RAW like chucky did on Nitro, or become his gimmick like Kane.

  9. -J- says:

    Leprechaun vs Cena WM29 please.

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