One is small, swift, and sinister, and the other is towering, menacing, and brutal. You wouldn't want to run into either one. Horror movie antagonists Leprechaun and Jacob Goodnight may use different malicious methods, but both are deadly denizens of upcoming films from WWE Studios and Lionsgate. An SDCC panel and an autograph session featuring Leprechaun: Origins and See No Evil 2 have been announced, and the panel will include an unveiling of the new looks of Leprechaun and Jacob Goodnight.
On Thursday, July 24th an autograph signing of a convention exclusive two-sided poster by Jen and Sylvia Soska, Glenn “Kane” Jacobs, Danielle Harris, and Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl will take place at Lionsgate's booth #4045 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Following the signing, the panel will begin in Room #7AB at 7pm. We have the official press release with full details of the event and the synopses of both films below. Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks when we cover this event at Comic-Con:
Press Release - "WWE Studios and Lionsgate will host a panel to highlight and share secrets from the set of their soon to be released collaborations Leprechaun: Origins and See No Evil 2. The panel will feature See No Evil 2 directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, the twisted twins of American Mary fame, who will be joined by their on-screen psychopath WWE Superstar Glenn “Kane” Jacobs and “scream queen” Danielle Harris (Halloween 4, Halloween 5). Also in attendance will be the director of Leprechaun: Origins, VFX guru Zach Lipovsky (Tasmanian Devils); and the star of the cult classic reboot, WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl. The panel will include See No Evil 2 and Leprechaun: Origins producer and WWE Studios president Michael Luisi, who will unveil the hotly anticipated and re-imagined looks of the new Leprechaun and Jacob Goodnight to fans. The panel will be moderated by pop culture expert and television personality Carrie Keagan (formerly of VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan and G4's Attack of the Show!), and will take place in room #7AB at 7pm on Thursday, July 24th.
Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the film talent at an autograph signing to be held on the convention floor just prior to the panel, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Lionsgate booth (#4045). Cast and crew will be signing a convention exclusive 2-sided poster featuring art from both films.
SIGNING: Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
PANEL: Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm
SIGNING: Booth 4045
PANEL: Room 7AB"
Leprechaun: Origins is set for an August 26th VOD and Digital HD release and will come out on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th. Directed by Zach Lipovsky, the reboot stars Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, Brendan Fletcher, Teach Grant, Andrew Dunbar, Stephanie Bennett, and Melissa Roxburgh.
"Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Andrew Dunbar), Sophie (Stephanie Bennett), David (Brendan Fletcher) and Jeni (Melissa 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."
See No Evil 2 is slated for a fall release and is directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary). The film stars Glenn "Kane" Jacobs, Danielle Harris, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Katharine Isabelle, Lee Majdoub, Chelan Simmons, Greyston Holt, and Michael Eklund.
"Jacob Goodnight (WWE superstar “Kane”) fell to his apparent demise from high atop the Blackwell Hotel in See No Evil, and this terrifying sequel picks up where the last one left off. With Jacob's body lying on a cold sub-basement slab in the city morgue, Amy (Danielle Harris), a mortician, is surprised when a group of friends pay her a late-night visit for her birthday. But the surprise soon turns deadly when the psychopath everyone believed to be dead sets-out on a horrific killing spree, and Amy and her friends must do whatever it takes to survive."