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Lionsgate Is Making a New 'Leprechaun' Movie (Exclusive)

Felipe Vargas, director of the award-winning short “Baby Teeth,” is directing his latest film project about the shoeshine, gold-guard and revenge man of Irish folklore.

Leprechaun 2 and Felipe Vargas

Leprechaun 2 and Felipe Vargas Trimark Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection; Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Lionsgate is looking for a new pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Goblin is the longest-running franchise in Lionsgate history, with It’s starting anew as the studio reimagines the horror title for a new generation of moviegoers.

Felipe Vargas, director of the award-winning short film Milk Teeth , will direct the new feature film project from a script written by Mike Van Waes, who worked on the live-action Lilo & Stitch A movie is in the works.

Roy Lee, one of Hollywood’s leading horror films, credits include Savage and It film, which will be produced through his banner Vertigo Entertainment. The company’s Miri Yoon will also participate in the production.

Goblin from below Hurray – budget home entertainment producer Trimark Pictures has made its first movie 730 starring Warwick Davis as Shoe shiner, gold protection, vengeance distributing leprechaun. The movie is best known for starring Jennifer Aniston in her feature film debut, but it also became a surprising theatrical moneymaker, launching a franchise that spanned 30 years. Davies played the devious leprechaun in six films, but skipped the last two, 2014 Leprechaun: Origin and 2018 of The Fairy Returns . Davis is not expected to reprise the role in the new iteration.

These films are part of Lionsgate at when the company Low-budget cult series on paper predate homegrown franchises such as Saw, The Hunger Games and John Wick . The films are so enduring that Syfy Network runs a Leprechaun every year There is a marathon on St. Patrick’s Day.

“Thirty years after its debut, this franchise still has magic, and we’re excited to bring it back with a new vision,” said President Erin Westerman ) Lionsgate’s Film Group Productions, said in a statement. “Roy and Miri are two of our most trusted producers, especially in this type of film, and we’re excited about Felipe’s vision for the film as director. In his hands, the film should be very Scary and funny.”

Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee Lionsgate.

Vargas’ short film

Milk Teeth tells the story of a boy in an orphanage set up with separated teeth when His orphans go crazy when he discovers a creature that can trade coins for teeth. Teeth hits the festival circuit, honors DGA student Film Award and Imagen Award, and won at the Fantasia Film Festival.

Vargas is currently preparing to direct his debut feature Rosario

in Colombia. He is represented by CAA, Magnolia Entertainment and Gang Tire. ) Peeves , represented by CAA, Grandview and Goodman, Genow.

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