Lionsgate and WWE Studios announce 'Leprechaun: Origins' release date
Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today that "Leprechaun: Origins," starring WWE Superstar Hornswoggle, will have a limited theatrical run on Aug. 22 after an enthusiastic reception at this year's Comic-Con where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film's multi-platform release on Aug. 26 for Digital HD, Video On Demand and pay-per-view, and Sept. 30 on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).
Also starring Stephanie Bennett ("Grave Encounters 2"), Andrew Dunbar ("Alien Trespass"), Melissa Roxburgh ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days") and Brendan Fletcher ("Freddy vs. Jason"), "Leprechaun: Origins" was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.
Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennett), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.