Director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV) was quoted by MTV saying that he wanted to do a new Leprechaun movie, which would take the title character to the Old West.
Now Bousman, who recently directed Repo! The Genetic Opera, has posted to his MySpace blog to clear up the situation.
Here’s the original quote from MTV:
I would do Leprechaun in a second. If Lionsgate is listening, give me Leprechaun. It’s just one of those fun popcorn movies. I would love to bring back the fun popcorn movie — extreme violence, extreme absurdity — but make it fun. [Where would he go?] Back to the old west; you send him in a time machine and transport him to the old west. There are gold rushes. There are gunfights. It’s awesome! I have the whole thing already worked out!
Here’s his MySpace post:
Ahhh, the internet…
I awake this morning to see the net abuzz with my two attachments this morning – first to MOTHERS DAY, then to Leprechaun…
Come on… Seriously?
First off, YES I did say I wanted to revamp Leprechaun… But the context was in the form of a short film… I was approached to do a series of short films at one point. They were these comedy shorts. When I asked if I had any ideas I said “What about Leprechaun in the old west”. As if this was some sort of news… Mind you, this was after Saw II.
While promoting Repo – people have asked me about it… I joke with all of them… HELL YES, Leprechaun in the old west…
I guess, I am a quasi public figure, so anything is fair game, but SERIOUSLY…
Got to go, having a meeting to discuss the remake of SLEEPAWAY CAMP!
There now, all is more clear.
Although, he was quoted, so it’s not like these are rumors that came out of nowhere. And if he was joking, then perhaps he should have made that a bit more clearer at the time. Either way, he should probably be happier that there’s a buzz surrounding him and his potential projects at all.