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Vamprechaun Nearly Put the Bite on Fans; Lawsuit Gets Uglier Than Creature

14 March 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In probably the most unexpected news story of the day, THR is reporting that Leprechaun director Mark Jones nearly brought us another pint-sized iteration of evil incarnate in the form of Vamprechaun. Chew on that for a little while. Even… Continue Reading →

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Newswire: America’s court system forced to rule on vampire leprechaun case

10 March 2017 4:57 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Leprechaun creator Mark Jones, the man who helped make Warwick Davis a household name in households that like rhyme-heavy horror comedies more than Star Wars or Willow, has just lodged a legal complaint centered on his latest project. Jones is accusing a supposed lawyer of ruining his plans for Vamprechaun, a movie that sounds like Jones invented it while staring, bleary-eyed, at his kids’ overly-sugared breakfast cereals:

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Jones is accusing Lance Thompson—a man who secured funding and acted as the production attorney for his 2014 revenge thriller Scorned—of falsely representing himself as a lawyer, and torpedoing Vamprechaun’s chances of ever merrily jigging its way to unlife. The troubles apparently started during a car trip the two men took together, in which Jones explained the film’s premise. (Or, in the words of the legal complaint: “Jones simply explained that the idea involved a leprechaun ...

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'Leprechaun' Creator Sues Over 'Vamprechaun' Film

10 March 2017 11:26 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The man behind the cult horror-comedy Leprechaun franchise is out for blood in a copyright-infringement lawsuit over his new Vamprechaun project.

Mark Jones is suing Lance Thompson for allegedly lying about being an attorney and causing him to lose financing on his film, according to a complaint filed in California federal court.

Jones says he began developing the "vamprechaun" character — a leprechaun-vampire hybrid — in or before 2009. He put the project on hold because he was focused on finding funding for his 2013 film, Scorned, which was further along in the development process. Thompson secured funding for the film and also »

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