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Lionsgate, Wrestling, and 'Leprechaun'

Yeah, those are three words that I never thought I'd be writing together. Lionsgate is partnering with WWE Studios (as in, the company behind Wrestlemania and the like) to remake Leprechaun, the "cult" horror flick starring Warwick Davis and a then-unknown Jennifer Aniston. We've got more details after the jump.

According to Variety, this deal came about as WWE is preparing to launch their own cable channel. They have been picking up films at festivals and joining in co-productions with other companies to share the production costs on direct-to-video flicks like The Marine.

Michael Luisi, the hew head of WWE Studios said "We have been looking for ways to continue our relationship with Lionsgate and we saw Leprechaun as the perfect opportunity to take a well-known franchise and put a modern-day spin on it. This is a property that we believe our audience will respond to and we continue to look for ways to surprise and engage them." 

Leprechaun is the first of a two-picture deal between Lionsgate and WWE. The second film has not been announced. The Leprechaun reboot does not yet have a cast, director, or writer.