It’s that time of year again: when horror director Darren Lynn Bousman (Spiral: From the Book of Saw) publicly announces his desire for Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation to let him develop the next installment in the horror-comedy ‘Leprechaun’ franchise.
For the past ten years on St. Patrick’s Day, Bousman has been expressing his desire to develop the project.
This year is no exception, as once again, Bousman took to Twitter to announce his interest in the project.
Bousman followed up his tweet by revealing that, for the first time since he started his campaign, Lionsgate responded. Although the response seemed more comical than serious.
Bousman has been campaigning to do the film as far back as 2008.
During a 2008 interview with MTV News, Bousman revealed that the project he was most interested in was a ‘Leprechaun’ film, with Warwick Davis returning in the titular role.
He pleaded back then to Lionsgate, stating:
“If Lionsgate is listening, give me ‘Leprechaun’.”
Bousman revealed that his idea was to bring the leprechaun “back to the old west”, with the story revolving around the leprechaun being sent back to the old west in a “time machine.”
This setting would not be out of place in a franchise that has seen its titular character go to Las Vegas, the hood, and even space.
Let us know what you think: would you like to see the ‘Saw’ director tackle the next ‘Leprechaun’ film?
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