The Leprechaun is back, and this time he's looking for gold on the small screen.
After officially announcing Leprechaun Returns earlier this year, Syfy has officially unveiled the very first trailer for the reboot of the beloved horror franchise. And, unsurprisingly, the new film has a much different feel than those before it. Long gone is the camp of the original films, and in its place are television-grade effects and a much different looking take on the Leprechaun himself. You can watch the full trailer below.
This film, which is set to hit the small screen sometime in Spring 2019, is set 25 years after the events of the 1993 original film that starred Warwick Davis in the titular role. It tells the story of a group of girls as they seek to rebuild a house that will, hopefully, become a new sorority house, entirely unaware of the horror that awaits them. Interestingly, Taylor Spreitler looks to be playing the daughter of a character from the original film Could she perhaps be the daughter of Jennifer Aniston's Tory Reding -- a character that appears to be played by actress Heather McDonald in the latest film?
It remains to be seen if Leprechaun Returns will successfully reboot the beloved franchise, much like the new Halloween did for that series. For now, though, the franchise seems well suited at Syfy, a network that managed to turn the Sharknado films into a cultural phenomenon.
Leprechaun Returns stars Taylor Spreitler (Kevin Can Wait) as Lila, Pepi Sonuga (Ash vs. Evil Dead) as Katie, Sai Bennett (Lake Placid: Legacy) as Rose and Linden Porco as the almighty Leprechaun. The film will also bring back actor Mark Holton to reprise his role as Ozzie from the original film.