With a new release from Lionsgate (courtesy of the fine folks at Bloody Disgusting), we’ve got a first official poster and release date for the newest entry in the Leprechaun franchise, appropriately titled Leprechaun Returns.
Directed by Steven Kostanski (best known for the phenomenally visceral The Void) and written by Suzanne Keilly (writer of the fan favorite “Ashy Slashy” episode of Ash vs Evil Dead), the film will revive the deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun in all his gory glory.
“When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first, he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.“
Check out the new poster below, which beautifully ties in to the ending of the first film back in 1993. And because we’re tired of posters with digitally-throttled photography, let’s also just take a moment to appreciate the beautiful artwork on this one, right?
Leprechaun Returns will pick up 25 years after the 1993 original, acting as a direct sequel to the first entry in the franchise. This, in truth, could mean that the new film will retcon all of the prior sequels. It’s entirely possible that this Leprechaun has not been to Vegas, the hood, or space!
But more importantly, because Leprechaun Returns will act as a direct sequel to the first film, the Leprechaun won’t be the only character to return this time around. Ozzie – the affable goofball – will be back with Mark Holton reprising his role. And for this new chapter, the Leprechaun – a character originated by the legendary Warwick Davis – will be played by Linden Porco (Channel Zero).
Leprechaun Returns also stars Taylor Spreitler (Kevin Can Wait), Pepi Sonuga (Ash vs Evil Dead), and Sai Bennett (Lake Placid: Legacy). You can find it on Digital and On Demand as of December 11, 2018.
Check out the teaser trailer below – which was appropriately released on St Patrick’s Day. And while we’re on the topic, why not give yourself a little refresher on Lep’s wily antics with our list of the best (and most ridiculous) kills from the Leprechaun franchise. Go on, treat yourself.