- The following was issued by WWE Studios:
LIONSGATE AND WWE STUDIOS ANNOUNCE LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE
Hot Off of Comic Con Preview, This Reimagining Of A Horror Icon Gets A Theatrical Release
The Film Will Open in Select Theaters On August 22 And On VOD, Pay-Per-View And Digital HD On August 26
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and WWE Studios (NYSE: WWE) announced today that Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE® Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle®" Postl, will have a limited theatrical run on August 22nd after an enthusiastic reception at this year's Comic Con where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film's multi-platform release on August 26th for Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, and September 30th on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).
Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.
Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennett), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (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.
- The following was issued this week by 2K Sports:
"HULKAMANIA" Runs Wild: WWE® 2K15 Collector's Edition to Feature WWE® Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan®
Unique offering scheduled to include two playable Hogan characters, collectible autographed item, authentic ring canvas, vinyl figure and more
New York, NY – August 5, 2014 – 2K today announced that WWE Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan®, will be featured through the "HULKAMANIA" Edition of WWE® 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The edition will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, while supplies last, for a suggested retail price of $99.99.
The WWE 2K15 "HULKAMANIA" Edition will include the following items: Copy of WWE 2K15 video game;
Exclusive premium packaging;
Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Hulk Hogan;
Exclusive Funko "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan vinyl figure;
Exclusive piece of authentic ring canvas from Hulk Hogan's Monday Night Raw appearance on March 10, 2014 in Memphis, Tenn.;
Two pre-order, launch exclusive playable characters: Hulk Hogan and "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan;
Access to WWE 2K15 global pre-order offer: Sting playable characters pack.
"Twenty-five years ago, I appeared in my very first WWE video game, and I've never been more excited than I am now to be part of this year's game," said Hulk Hogan. "I've got one thing left to say: whatcha gonna do when the WWE 2K15 'HULKAMANIA' Edition, featuring the greatest of all time, runs wild on you, brother?"
From early matches with opponents like Andre the Giant, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Ultimate Warrior, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the emergence and popularity of "HULKAMANIA" spread like wildfire, as fans embraced Hogan's signature appearance, charismatic personality and renowned moves. After time away from the ring in the early '90s, Hogan returned as "Hollywood" Hogan and developed a handful of new rivals, including The Rock®, Sting and Goldberg. In 2005, after decades of success, Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Hogan's influence in pop culture extends beyond the ring, as he has lent his time to several film, television, music, radio, restaurant and charitable projects. From Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling cartoon series to his role as Thunderlips in Rocky III, or his groundbreaking Sports Illustrated cover and highly-rated reality television series, Hogan Knows Best, Hogan has cemented himself as a notable, relatable and iconic celebrity recognized and adored by millions worldwide.
"With an illustrious and storied career, a name forever etched in the WWE Hall of Fame and a persona immortalized by fans around the world, Hulk Hogan remains one of the most recognizable and memorable competitors in WWE history," said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. "Hogan truly deserves a 'HULKAMANIA' Edition of WWE 2K15, and this comprehensive offering is a must-have for any WWE fan."
Developed collaboratively by Yukes and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is currently scheduled for release on PS4™ and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally.
For more information on WWE 2K15 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter using the hashtags #WWE2K15 and #FEELIT or subscribe on YouTube.
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