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‘Spiral’ Director Darren Bousman Wants to Make a ‘Leprechaun’ Sequel With the Return of Warwick Davis



'Spiral' Director Darren Bousman Wants to Make a 'Leprechaun' Sequel With the Return of Warwick Davis

Now that director Darren Bousman has finished with Spiral: From the Book of Saw, the filmmaker has his eyes set on tackling another popular horror franchise. That’s right, in a recent interview with the our friends over at MovieWeb, Bousman expressed his love for the Leprechaun franchise and stated that he would love to make a sequel if Warwick Davis agreed to come back to reprise the role as the gold-loving Leprechaun.

While speaking with the site this past Saturday, Bousman revealed why he has so much love for the Leprechaun franchise:

Here’s what I love about the Leprechaun franchise. They’re ridiculous. They’re fun. They’re violent. It’s a perfect popcorn horror movie. It’s not trying to be uber-serious. It’s not trying to be uber-scary. It is just a fun time. I think that I miss those types of movies that are just fun. While I love the Hereditarys and the Midsommars, The Witch. Those are my favorite types of movies. They’re not fun. Your butthole is clinched, You’re sweating in the movie. I want those movies like the Final Destinations, where you’re high-fiving in the theater, you’re laughing, and I think Leprechaun kind of embodies that. I think the more they went on, they became more ridiculous. I love that. I love the fact that they would send Leprechaun to the hood, and then back to the hood! Again! And then to space!

Bousman goes on to say that he wants to make a new Leprechaun sequel with the return of original franchise stars Warwick Davis in the titular role:

I really want Leprechaun to get a time machine and start a whole new franchise. I want to send him to the Colorado gold rush. He’s gonna go back in time to the Colorado gold rush, and antics will ensue. I will only do it with Warwick Davis, and I will make this happen. I will will this into existence. I have willed every movie that I’ve wanted to do, whether it be a weird rock opera or going to Japan to do a TV series. I’ve willed s*** into existence. I will will a Warwick Davis return to Leprechaun. I love A Nightmare on Elm Street, but I did not love the Jackie Earle Haley Nightmare on Elm Street because Robert Englund is my Freddy Krueger. Warwick Davis is my Leprechaun. That’s all I’m saying. I will make this happen.

So what do you make of Bousman’s enthusiasm to make another Leprechaun sequel? Would you like to see Warwick Davis return to play the role of the Leprechaun once again? As usual, you can drop your thoughts on this down in our comments section below this article.

Stay tuned to Dark Universe for more possible updates on the future of the Leprechaun franchise.