It’s been almost two years since Piranha 3D (a remake of the 1978 B-movie, Piranha) was released in theaters, and the wait for the sequel is nothing if not excruciating. P3D truly had something for everyone: a classic love story, a comically coked up character, buckets of blood, adult actresses, and some crazy prehistoric monster fish shooting out of the screen thanks to the magic of 3D. Still, the question remains: when will the Piranha 3DD (hehe) be released in US theaters?
Thankfully, last month Collider reported that director John Gulager squashed rumors of a straight-to-dvd release. Gulager cited seasonal difficulties as the main reason behind the push from a November, 2011 to spring 2012 release.
The main problem was this thing called “Winter”. There was no way we could ask anyone to strip down and jump into the water. Besides being inhumane and stupid, even with ‘movie magic’, it would be too dangerous. So we waited until it was warm enough to shoot but not so late that our main location became unavailable (open to the public) and started shooting in real 3D on April 25th, 2011.
Until then, those eagerly awaiting the next chapter of flesh-eating (and flesh-baring) fun, two international posters have been released online. The first comes from Bloody Disgusting.
The second is courtesty of Zone Fears.
Piranha 3DD will unleash the babe-eating fish in a water park this time around, and include Gary Busey and David Hasselhoff in the cast. Besides the carnage, I’m very interested to see how many Baywatch jokes there will be, and if homage will be paid via a slo-mo running scene. It hits theaters Apreil 5, 2012, assuming it’s not pushed back again.