WWE News: WWE Studios head comments on whether The Rock will appear in WWE movies, more details on Hornswoggle starring in the "Leprechaun" reboot

Posted in: WWE News
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Michael Luisi, the president of WWE Studios, spoke with Crave Online regarding a variety of topics and was asked whether The Rock is scheduled to take part in any of the company's movie projects: "No, he participated in WrestlemMnia last year and he’s been involved with WWE events since then and I think there’s nothing that would please us or our fans more than if we could find a way to do a movie project with him. So 'to be continued' on that front."

Luisi also spoke Hornswoggle starring in the reboot of the Leprechaun horror franchise. "Well, it’s controlled by Lionsgate and all of the movies that we’re doing now we do with co-producing, co-financing partners. I come out of 12 years at Miramax so I have a lot of relationships from the Miramax days and when

"I went out and pitched our new business model to the people I knew at Lionsgate, they said, 'Hey, you know what would be kind of fun? Finding something to do with your guys with one of your superstars that revolves  around one of our existing franchises.' And I said, 'I’ve got the project for you: Leprechaun, Hornswoggle.' Our talent Hornswoggle who will play the Leprechaun in the reboot of the franchise." Read the full interview at

Powell's POV: Luisi noted that Leprechaun will be a complete reboot of the franchise, yet he did not rule out the possibility of the franchise's original star Warwick Davis making an appearance. He also discussed forthcoming releases and the Scooby-Doo direct to DVD project.

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