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PIRANHA 3 DD Coming Next Year!


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   SWFF

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Posted October 19 2010 - 10:46 AM

All I gotta say is YEEEEEE-HAAAAA!!!


Okay, now the news . . .


DEADLINE: In a move that might not make James Cameron's day, Dimension Films has locked in a director and writers and will race to get a Piranha 3D sequel up and running quickly enough to hit theaters by late August, 2011. Dimension has set John Gulager to direct and Saw 3D scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to write Piranha 3 DD, the sequel to last summer's toothy fish fest that found itself earning the ire of Cameron. The filmmaker cited it as an example of the hasty 3D conversions, while  he was barnstorming for Avatar. That led to a sharp -- and lengthy -- rebuke from Piranha 3D's producer Mark Canton.


For the sequel, Dimension's Bob Weinstein has reassembled the team behind Feast, the Dimension horror film that served as a season of the TV show Project Greenlight. The director and writers got their starts on that low-budget horror film. Gulager went on to direct two Feast sequels while the scribes moved on to write four installments of the Saw franchise. They recently set an updated version of the classic anthology series The Outer Limits at MGM.


The Alexandre Aja-directed Piranha 3D got decent reviews for being a self-aware film that didn't take itself too seriously as it unleashed a prehistoric piranha pack on an unsuspecting crowd of scantily-clad, drunken spring breakers. Much of the cast, including Eli Roth, became chum in the bloody waters, but whoever remains from the original cast might be back, along with some surprising thesps who'll serve as fresh meat. Making a late summer date will be difficult, but not impossible, if the writers nail the script in the next four weeks. Let's face it, they aren't writing Citizen Kane here. Clearly, Dimension smells money in the water and doesn't want to wait an extra summer to cash in. The original, which cost $20 million to make and another $20 million to market, has chomped its way to a worldwide gross of $71 million so far, with Japan and several other territories still to open. The scribes are repped by Underground and APA. 



#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Jose Martinez

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Posted October 19 2010 - 04:09 PM

gotta admit, the title rocks!


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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   SWFF

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Posted October 20 2010 - 03:36 AM

The DD is genius! And, I loved FEAST, so I'm hoping this sequel will be good.



#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Rhett_Y

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Posted October 28 2010 - 10:12 PM

I agree....lets hope it is just as campy too!

Originally Posted by Jose Martinez 

gotta admit, the title rocks!




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Posted November 03 2010 - 06:48 PM

Piranha 3d movie will be hit in the box office as the story of this movie seems amazing.



#6 of 7 OFFLINE   SWFF

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Posted December 02 2010 - 03:47 AM

SHOCK TILL YOU DROP: It looks like the sequel to Piranha 3D will not be snagging a similar August release date after all.

Dimension Films announced Piranha 3DD is going to open on September 16, 2011. And, so far, it looks to be the only horror film being released that month. A few other titles populated September, but were reshuffled to earlier or later dates.

John Gulager (Feast) will direct the sequel based on a script by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.

 



#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Kazz

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Posted December 07 2010 - 06:28 AM

I can't wait to see it.