WWE Films Expects Its LEPRECHAUN Reboot To Actually Scare People

Finally, someone's taking the threat of Leprechauns seriously.

I didn't even know WWE Films existed, though I should have considering they make movies specifically for wrestlers, which means a lot of action films wear their logo.

But making feature films solely as advertisements for wrestlers should not limit WWE films to action movies. They also want to get into the horror game with a proposed rebooting of the deeply respected Leprechaun franchise.

I also didn't know there's a little guy wrestler of great renown named Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, but there is, and he will apparently make a great new Leprechaun.

Talking with Crave Online, WWE Studios President Michael Luisi explained what people could expect from their new take on Leprechaun:

"The tone is going to be a little darker. A little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember.

[We're] trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but, at the same time, this is really being played for scares."

That's quite a lofty goal. I wish them luck. Something tells me that a new Leprechaun movie starring a wrestler will face an uphill battle when it comes to frightening people. Even in the original - not yet given over to being a joke - film, I'm pretty sure the Leprechaun killed a guy by pogo-sticking on his chest. There's just not a lot of serious stuff you can do with a little Irish gnome going manic over his pot o' gold.

Then again, I imagine the film will be fairly traumatic to those with loved ones who have been murdered by Leprechauns. I don't mean to belittle their grief.