So, it seems as if hybrid horror is kind of a hot genre in film right now for studios that want to produce ridiculously campy concepts — and make some huge coin doing it! Well, someone followed that gushing rainbow to a pot of gold, and is planning on resurrecting the Leprechaun franchise in the form of VAMPIRICHAUN!
Yes, Binge Watchers podcast spoke with Leprechaun director Mark Jones, and Jones revealed that he’s working on a new Leprechaun-esque film that would reunite him with Leprechaun actor Warwick Davis:
“I stayed very good friends with Warwick. They’re doing the [Leprechaun] reboot without him. And, I said, we should do a new franchise about a vampire who bites a leprechaun. He turns into a little Vamprichaun. Warwick loved the idea and it’s basically a little vampire who bites your ankle instead of your neck and it’s kind of a comedy-horror.”
It’s nice to see that Hollywood recognizes the value in a classic like Leprechaun, — especially because if it weren’t for Leprechaun, actresses like Jennifer Aniston would never have gotten their big break, and we would have nobody to star in romantic comedies with the golden retrievers of today. Are you looking forward to checking out Vampirichaun once it sees the light of day?