Sunday 5 December 2010
Piranha 3D, a remake of the 1978’s original and a surprise summer blockbuster hit about Prehistoric piranhas devouring unsuspecting holiday makers in Lake Victoria is now had a sequel green lighted. It's been given a release date of September 16th 2011, just a mere 13 months after its predecessor.
Although early stages and not much is yet known, a release date is already set for September 16th 2011, Dimension Films rushing it’s sequel for another theatrical release. It will be directed by Feast’s John Gulager, who is writing the screen play with long-time collaborators Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.
Early rumours suggest that production is being rushed to start early winter and it will have more “tit’s, blood and sharp teeth” than the first 3D outing.
Also the title is going with Piranha 3DD (double D have anything to do with more boobs we wonder?), and will follow a new set of characters in a different location rather than the same lake.
Other rumours suggest that like the first, will have a cameo appearance, and rather than Richard Dreyfuss this time, although still following another cinematic big fish that had it’s own 3D outing, Dennis Quaid may be the one to look out for.
The only credited cast member as of yet, and according to the IMDb website is Neil Hopkins, best known for his role as Liam in the Lost series.
Piranha 3D had mixed reactions among critics, however many all agreed that it was their guilty pleasure of the 2010’s summer blockbusters, a movie which never tried to take itself seriously and intended to be all out gore fun. Will it’s sequel up the ante and be just as popular? Next year we are sure to find out.
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