"Piranha" (1978) ist ein klassischer Horrorschocker von Joe Dante (u.a. "Gremlins")...|
Fürchterliche Raubfische sind das Produkt eines US-Regierungsprojektes. Sie fressen Menschenfleisch. Ein hungriger Schwarm dieser todbringenden Piranhas entkommt. Die ahnungslosen Urlauber des nahen Feriencamps und eines mondänen Ferienortes erwartet ein grausames Blutbad. Nur ein trinkfester, kerniger Typ und eine mutige, attraktive Detektivin können die Wissenschaftler und das Militär zu einem Gegenschlag bewegen...
"Piranha II - Fliegende Killer" (1981) ist wahrhaft monströser Horror-Trash von James Cameron (u.a. "Titanic", "Abyss", "Terminator")...
Ein idyllisches Urlaubsparadies in der Karibik. Plötzlich werden einige Taucher von einem Rudel Piranhas angegriffen und zerfleischt. Das Entsetzen der Urlauber wird schnell zur Panik. Denn die Piranhas sind Flying Killers - fliegende Mörderfische, die in der Luft genauso tödlich wie im Wasser sind. Mit unvorstellbarer Grausamkeit fallen sie über die Menschen her...
Das Remake "Piranha 3D" - unter der Regie von Alexandre Aja (u.a. "The Hills Have Eyes"-Remake) - kam am 14. Oktober 2010 in die deutschen Kinos...
Wenn der Frühling erwacht, flippen die amerikanischen Studenten aus: Spring Break, das ist die ultimative Party-Zeit. Am sonst eher verschlafenen Lake Victoria drängen sich tausende Feierwütige zum Tanzen, Trinken und Schwimmen. Nicht ahnend, dass ein Erdbeben unter Wasser preisgegeben hat, was zwei Millionen Jahre im Verborgenen blieb! Schwärme von prähistorischen Piranhas, die ihre Beute in Sekundenschnelle mit rasiermesserscharfen Zähnen zerfleischen. Das Buffet ist eröffnet - nicht nur am Strand...
Nach dem erfolgreichen US-Start am 20. August 2010 wurde bereits die Fortsetzung "Piranha 3D - The Sequel" angekündigt - mit dem süffisanten Titel "Piranha 3DD", der am 1. Juni 2012 in die US-Kinos kommen wird...
Der "Piranha 3DD" Red Band Trailer ist online...
Wie STYD meldet, wurde der US-Kinostart für "Piranha 3DD" festgelegt: 1. Juni 2012 !!!
Der "Piranha 3DD" Trailer ist online...
Bei B-D und ZoneFears.ru gibt es Poster zu "Piranha 3DD"...
STYD zitiert den "Piranha 3DD"-Regisseur John Gulager ...
[...] I’m really glad that people are interested in the progress of Piranha 3DD.
I can tell you that at 6:30 pm on December 19th, my birthday, the sound mixing for Piranha 3DD was done and the film was finished.
The plan is to come to theaters this Spring in 3D(D)!
The original November release date was made before we started filming. As Melton says, "...the Thanksgiving release was always overly optimistic." Ha, ha, that’s a good way of putting it! 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.
We shoot the movie. Zany antics ensue. We edit over the summer. Work on visual FX, sound and music (songs). Get a couple days of pick-ups. Get a composer.
We released a short teaser trailer on the Spike Awards in October to give a taste of what’s in store but had to let go of the November theatrical date. The film just wasn’t totally finished. When that happened any planned releases around the world had to be scrapped and reset because Piranha 3DD must be released here, in the US, first. I think this is a Spring film anyways.
But...we did have a test screening in November and people liked it...a lot.
So remember, DOUBLE THE TERROR, DOUBLE THE D’S! [...]
Piranha 3DD [..] was originally scheduled to open in November until Dimension Films yanked it from the 2011 release line-up. In the UK, it appears it is going to bypass theaters completely and head direct-to-DVD.
According to the British Video Association website, Piranha 3DD will debut on DVD March 19. If you look at the site's listing, you'll see under the heading "Theatrical Release (3D)" it was "pulled from schedule." BVA also hosts the following synopsis for the film...
Horror sequel in which a species of violent prehistoric piranha continue to terrify a small town. The chaos unleashed in 'Piranha' (2010) by a group of the omnivorous fish, set free by an earthquake that split the floor of a lake, may only have been the beginning. The tests of marine biologist Carl Goodman (Christopher Lloyd) indicate that these fish were only adolescents, suggesting their parents would be even fiercer adversaries. When the piranha make their way into the town's plumbing system, the terror spreads. Soon swimming pools and even the town's brand new waterpark are infested by the bloodthirsty critters. Can the town's residents, marshalled by survivor of the first movie Deputy Fallon (Ving Rhames), find a way to combat their sharp-teethed tormentors?
The questions now are...is it going to be released in 3D on UK DVD? Also, if it is going direct-to-DVD in the UK, will a U.S. release follow the same plan? After all, Piranha 3DD, at the time of this writing, still doesn't have a U.S. release date. Dimension Films made a big splash at the Spike Awards back in October with a trailer implying that a wide run in theaters was coming, but you never know with that company. I suppose it depends, too, on the contractual obligations that promised to the talent involved and whether it was guaranteed Piranha 3DD would go theatrical.
Update! Co-writer Patrick Melton tells us that test screenings for the film have been terrific and Dimension is look at a spring U.S. release for the film.
CS! zitiert aus einer Pressekonferenz mit dem Produzenten Mark Canton...
[...] Canton also spoke briefly about his next film, Piranha 3DD, which is officially set for a TBA release in 2012.
"It's definitely coming out in January. That's what I hear from the Weinsteins" Canton said, then adding with a laugh: "Which probably means March." [...]
Der "Piranha 3DD" Scream Awards Trailer ist online...
[...] Piranha 3DD has been pulled from its November 23 slot. It, also, is now scheduled for sometime in 2012. No replacement date has been announced.
The sequel, directed by John Gulager, stars a massive cast: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd and Paul Scheer.
And while the Facebook and Twitter pages for the film have been busy keeping fans interested in this title, everyone was wondering when official poster art was going to be released (a fan-made one had many sites fooled recently) or even a trailer.
Wie CS! meldet, wird auch David Hasselhoff in "Piranha 3DD" mitwirken...
Katrina Bowden, star of "30 Rock" and recently named Esquire Magazine's 2011 Sexiest Woman Alive, will take a bite out of Piranha 3DD.
Bowden has been added to the menu which includes Gary Busey, Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, and Clu Gulager.
In Piranha 3DD, no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of the best summer attraction, The Big Wet Water Park.
Piranha 3DD is now in production and swimming fast towards its November 23rd release.
Dimension Films sequel Piranha 3DD and the Fox thriller Now have both received release dates in September of 2011. Piranha 3DD , to be directed by John Gulager from a script by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, will be facing Johnny English Reborn and Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs on September 16th. [...]
Film Junk weiss mehr über das Sequel...
Despite being far from the summer’s most successful film, Dimension Films thought Piranha 3D qualified for a sequel. Now, we’ve received word on who will write and direct the upcoming splatter-fest. Apparently Dimension has reached out to John Gulager, known for the Project Greenlight film Feast, to direct, and Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, writers of Feast and several of the Saw films, to pen the screenplay. The new film, entitled Piranha 3 DD in reference to the franchise’s love of the female anatomy, has an August 2011 release set. While the new creative team will be in kind of a rush to meet that deadline, I’m sure it’s within the realm of possibility. [...]
Heute startet "Piranha 3D" in den deutschen Kinos...
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
After earning rave reviews from top critics, wild cheers from audiences around the country, and $10 million in its opening weekend boxoffice, Dimension Films is pleased to announce that PIRANHA 3D - THE SEQUEL is in the works.
PIRANHA 3D producer Mark Canton stated, "We are thrilled that audiences are not just loving PIRANHA 3D, but cheering for it. And it's fantastic that so many critics are really getting the movie and recommending it. We can't wait to get to work on the sequel."
PIRANHA 3D opened with fantastic reviews from top critics like the ASSOCIATED PRESS and REUTERS, enjoying a very FRESH rating of 80-82% favorable reviews on the popular movie review site ROTTEN TOMATOES throughout it's opening weekend. The movie has captured the attention of movie fans as well as elite media outlets like The Wall St. Journal, The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. And taking Hollywood by surprise, PIRANHA 3D - via a partnership with Funny Or Die - is the subject of a much-talked about campaign to be named Best Picture of the year. Funny Or Die's "For Your Consideration" video for PIRANHA 3D took the nation by storm last week. And, as announced over the weekend, Academy Award ® nominee and Piranha 3D heroine Elisabeth Shue will debut a brand new video in the coming days on Funny Or Die. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Opening in sixth place with roughly $10 million, the horror remake Piranha 3D (Dimension Films) may have benefited from 3D ticket prices, being that it was only in 2,400 theaters [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D"...
[...] The movie itself is 82 minutes, and the first hour is really slow going. Pretty much all there is to hold your attention is a completely useless teenage romance subplot, a lot of boobs and a few deaths. But the deaths are heavily CGId, shaky and close-up so you can barely make out what happening. And yeah, boobs are nice to look at but it gets old fast. [...]
Bei YouTube.com gibt es ein Video zur "Oscar-Kampagne" für "Piranha 3D"... ;-)
Bei STYD gibt es zwei sehenswerte französische Poster zu Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" zu bestaunen, die Erinnerungen an "Der Weisse Hai" wecken...
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Poster zu Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D"...
Der Theatrical-Trailer zu Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" ist online...
Mittlerweile ist der Teaser-Trailer zu Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" auch in offizieller Form online...
Bei STYD gibt es einen Kommentar zur Starttermin-Verschiebung von "Piranha 3D"...
[...] "Our PIRANHA are still breeding!!! After the revolution of Avatar, I want to give the necessary time possible to perfect and heighten both our visual effects and our 3-D. The Final Destination 3D's huge opening weekend the previous year is a good indication that August will be prime feeding month! We are working on crafting every tooth, every scar and every fin with the utmost dread to give you the greatest punch of the summer yet in 3D!" [...]
Wie CS! meldet, wurde der US-Kinostart von Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" auf den 27. August 2010 verschoben...
Eine Bootleg-Version des Trailers zu Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" ist online...
Bei STYD gibt es die Beschreibung des kommenden Trailers zu Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D"...
Bei STYD gibt es ein Interview mit Greg Nicotero...
Bei STYD gibt es ein Interview mit Alexandre Aja...
Bei MarketSaw gibt es "blutige" Bilder von den Dreharbeiten...
In seinem Blog berichtet der Drehbuchautor Josh Stolberg über seinen Besuch am Set...
[....] went out to Lake Havasu last week to spend some time on the Piranha set. It was a blast!!! I’ve seen a bunch of photos floating around on the internet from the shoot and it was as fun as it looks. Check out this link to see one of the first days we were there. That’s Kelly Brook and Riley Steele re-enacting a Girls Gone Wild shoot on the deck of a boat. Fun. We were able to meet and chat with most of the cast -- unfortunately, we missed Richard Dreyfuss, but we met and hung out with Elisabeth Shue, Jessica Szohr, Jerr O’Connell, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott, Kelly Brook, Steven McQueen, Riley Steele and Cody Longo. More impressively, we got to hang out with Alex Aja, who I think is one of the best horror directors working today. High Tension was an amazing film and from what I saw on the set, he’s doing a really amazing job with Piranha. The film is going to be HUGE. One a couple of the days we were there, there were literally like 600 extras in bikinis and dozens of boats and cranes and scuba divers trampolines in the water. It was sick!!! So exciting to see it all come to life (especially considering that we finished the first draft of the script over five years ago). We also hung out with Alex’s producing partners Alix Taylor and Gregory Levasseur, two great folks who really made us feel welcome. All in all, it was a fun trip. We even spent an afternoon jet-skiing to one of the remote locations to see some of the second unit stuff getting shot in an amazing cove. So cool. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es ein Interview mit Riley Steele...
IESB: [...] What are you enjoying most about making this movie, and what are the biggest challenges of it?
Riley: There really are no challenges on this film. It’s such a good cast and such a good crew that we’re just out there having fun. The biggest challenge is probably just the heat and staying cool. But then, you just jump in the lake and you’re fine.
IESB: Where are you filming?
Riley: We’re filming in Lake Havasu.
IESB: Is it more technical to make a film in 3D, or has that not been something that’s particularly obvious to you, on set?
Riley: It’s not really obvious when you’re working. You’re always thinking about what you look like and you worry about, "Oh, my gosh, am I making funny faces in the water?," or something like that. But, there’s no real difference when you’re performing. It’s all in the camera and the editing, and all that. We have some gnarly death scenes, so that will be cool to see in 3D. [...]
Bei B-D gibt es Bilder von den Dreharbeiten...
The Weinstein Company's Piranha 3-D franchise reboot continues to rack up its body count of name-brand talent. Jerry O'Connell has joined an eclectic ensemble that includes Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Adam Scott (Tell Me You Love Me), and Gossip Girl's Jessica Szohr. [...] Shooting on the Jaws-like project, which follows a group of tourists who try to fend off an attack of the carnivorous fish, starts next Monday, May 12, in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
Bloody-Disgusting.com weiss mehr über die Besetzung...
[...] Dina Meyer, who you might remember as "Kerry" in Saw II-IV, will be playing "Paula".
The young Brooklynn Proulx will play "Laura".
Quinn Lord, who you'll see as "Sam" in Trick 'r Treat later this year and in Joe Dante's The Hole, stars as "Zane".
Lastly, Riley Steele rounds out the cast as "Crystal".
Elizabeth Shue will play Sheriff Julie Forester, Ving Rhames will play "Fallon" and Adam Scott takes on the character "Novak." The legendary Richard Dreyfuss cameos.
Here's the synopsis being used at this time: They’re back! Every year the population of sleepy Lake Havasu explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for a single, wild weekend - the 4th of July, a riot of sun, drunken fun and sex-crazed mayhem. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers. Havasu sits in the crater formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption, and when earth tremors tear open a crack in the lake floor, all hell breaks through. Piranhas - a million ravenous, razor-toothed monsters, unchanged since the dawn of time. Unstoppable killing machines acting blindly under one primeval impulse: to hunt down anything that moves and strip it to the raw, bleeding bone. In seconds. [...]
Two of the leads have been cast. Now, the production crew for a movie being shot on and around Lake Havasu are looking for some extras. A lot of them.
"Piranha 3-D," is in pre-production with filming for the $40 million horror flick scheduled to begin May 11. Elisabeth Shue has been cast as the female lead, a single mom/sheriff in a lakefront community terrorized by prehistoric piranhas. Adam Scott is slated to play the lead male role, as a U.S. Geological Service diver who tries to help Shue's character avert disaster in a resort community that, by no small coincidence, resembles Lake Havasu City.
"In the movie, it's called Lake Victoria," said Travis McAfee, a casting associate for Good Faith Casting, which is in charge of securing a thousand or so extras to play roles ranging from very minor to nearly major. "We don't want to scare people away from Havasu."
According to pre-production notes, the movie is based loosely on the 1978 horror/comedy movie "Piranha," directed by Joe Dante. This incarnation, under the directorship of Alexandre Aja, is more of a sci-fi/horror movie and less of a spoof of other horror films than the previous version.
"It's a new script, not a remake," McAfee insisted.
Good Faith Casting already has begun its search for the local talent for the movie. The first casting call was aimed primarily at Lake Havasu residents. Now, the agency in charge of finding locals has branched out, hoping to draw from the Bullhead City area.
"We got real good response from the (Lake Havasu City) community," McAfee said. "We realize how many people in the surrounding area are interested."
While extras from California and Nevada are welcome, there's an emphasis to hire Arizona actors - or actors-in-waiting - to fill the roles. The production company is eligible for tax credits if at least 70 percent of the actors are Arizona residents, McAfee said.
"That's a pretty good incentive to look for people from Arizona," he said.
Much of the search for extras is geared toward finding young adults - "18 to 25 years old - or people who look like they're 18 to 25 years old," McAfee said. "But we're looking for all kinds of people."
"In the 1,000 (extras) range," he said of an ambitious search. "Possibly more. Not everybody will show up. Not everybody will be needed for very long. But we're probably looking at closer to 1,500 (people).
"We need to fill this core group. Some of these people are looking at two weeks of work."
And some, considering the story line, are looking at being piranha bait of the film variety.
The money isn't tremendous - $100 for a 12-hour day is a ball-park figure for extras, McAfee said - but the opportunity to be in a "major movie" is a bonus. And, he said, there will be incentives and a possibility that the right individuals might develop into more important characters in the film that is scheduled to finish shooting in July. The release is tentatively scheduled for March of 2010. [...]
[...] Nuke the Fridge is reporting that Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) has been cast in Dimension Films' upcoming remake of Piranha 3D. "Richard Dreyfuss will reportedly appear in a cameo that will pay homage to "Jaws,"" they report. "His character will even be drinking Amity brand beer (the setting of "Jaws"). (Spoiler Follows) Reportedly, Dreyfuss might be the first character killed off in the new movie." He will star alongside the previously announced Elisabeth Shue and Adam Scott. Horror fav Alex Aja will be getting behind the camera this month in Arizona.
From the NY Post: RICHARD Dreyfuss may have thought he was done fighting killer fish after he starred in "Jaws." But Bob and Harvey Weinstein have just cast him in "Piranha 3-D," their Dimension horror flick, which films in Arizona next month with Adam Scott, Ving Rhames and Elisabeth Shue, an insider told Page Six. Whether Dreyfuss survives the flesh eaters is being kept secret, but director Alex Aja ("The Hills Have Eyes") will supply enough gore to "cause a slump in the sushi industry," our source joked. [...]
Bei BD Horror gibt es Infos zu den Charakteren... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] "We're definitely shooting in 2009," he says. "I don't know about the release date, it's difficult to tell but at the end of the day, we have to do what's best for the movie. It would have been insane to have shot the film this winter on the water."
Aja reminded us that he's still aiming for a spring principal photography start [..]. One aspect of the film that is getting him excited is the 3-D. The production is using the same system David Ellis called upon for the upcoming Final Destination: Death Trip 3D.
"I'm finishing storyboards now and using the time to improve the script to get the best action and story gags as possible," adds Aja. Asked to explain the concept art revealed at the AFM in November, he says, "That's one of the concepts. There are many because, visually, they'll be different. Like Gremlins not all of the piranha will be the same." [...]
The principal photography start date on Alex Aja's Piranha 3-D has been pushed back to March/April of 2009. That's a big change from the fall start Aja has talked about in the past.
Sources tell us the reason for the delay was the size of the project and the prep work needed to execute Aja's 3-D visuals. "There just wasn't enough time for pre-production to get it done in time," says one insider. "It's all about pre-production and trying to make it the best it can be."
Anyone can respect that. However, it does call into question whether Piranha 3-D will make its July 24th release date. But one only needs to see who is distributing - in this case Dimension Films - to know that anything goes.
STYD sprach mit Alexandre Aja über sein 3-D Remake...
Alexandre Aja's next horror film, a remake of Joe Dante's Piranha, is going to be presented in 3-D! Dimension Films has set a release date of July 24, 2009 - which positions it smack-dab in the middle of the summer movie season.
Directed by Aja and co-penned by Josh Stolberg, the plot crunch floating around now goes like this: A tremor causes Arizona's Lake Havasu floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas. [...]
Clint von Moviehole schreibt...
[...] My buddy Josh Stolberg ("Good Luck Chuck") and I caught up this week to chat about his plans for the film - which he’s writing with Peter Goldfinger. Josh tells me he never set out to write a remake of the Joe Dante-directed film, but simply pen a film that ‘swims’ (geddit?) in a similar sea.
"We wrote a spec script about, well, piranhas, and called it "Killer Fish". We sent it to J Todd, who obviously put two and two together and snapped it up with an option. I knew the film would eventually get made, so even though we didn't see money up front, we knew it would come back to us in dividends later."
And now, of course, "It's happening. An amazing director just took over.
Alexandre Aja. He directed "High Tension" (which is one of my favourite horror films in the past few years). He also did the first remake of "The Hills Have Eyes". Alex and his writing partner are reworking the script a little and if all goes as planned, it could be shooting pre-strike." [...]
October 31st is the contract deadline for the Writers Guild of America (West and East Coast). The potential of a WGA strike is prompting many studios to stock up on scripts and, in some instances, start production on many high-profile horror projects.
One insider told Shock they are hopeful work will finally begin on one anticipated franchise chapter before the fall (unfortunately, we're not allowed to say which one). Elsewhere, we've been told that Alexandre Aja - fresh off of Mirrors - may begin principal photography on his remake of Piranha before the looming strike.
Aja took a crack at the script with Good Luck Chuck's Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger. Longtime pal Grégory Levasseur (The Hills Have Eyes) will co-produce. [...]
Horrormeister Alexandre Aja has signed on to rewrite and direct "Piranha," Dimension Films' remake of the 1978 cult film. Aja also will produce the film with partner Gregory Levasseur, Mark Canton and IPW's Marc Toberoff.
The remake is set at Lake Havasu, Ariz., a small, scenic town that is a spring break destination. When tremors tear open a crack in the lake floor, all hell breaks loose as ravenous Piranhas surface and people begin to disappear.
Aja is rewriting the script that Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger did for the project, which at one point had Chuck Russell attached to direct.
"My goal is not to remake 'Piranha,' but to create a completely new adventure paying homage to all the 'creatures' films that made me fall in love with the genre," Aja said. "It is the ultimate popcorn movie that pits beer-soaked, sunburned spring breakers against killer, bloodthirsty animals. I am very proud to follow the path of Joe Dante and James Cameron in the 'Piranha' franchise and look forward to working with Greg Levasseur, to write, produce and direct such a fun and gory thrill ride."
Said Dimension's Bob Weinstein: "We will maintain the fun and thrilling aspects of the original film but look forward to upping the ante with a modern-day twist."
Toberoff, along with IPW head of production J. Todd Harris, assembled the rights, developed a draft screenplay and brought it to Canton and Atmosphere MM. Dimension, which netted the redo in January 2006, attracted Aja to the project. [...]
[...] Alexandre Aja will direct a remake of Piranha!
The original Piranha was directed by legendary master of horror Joe Dante back in 1978 and was a spoof of Spielberg’s 1975 hit, Jaws.
Dimension Films is expected to release more information on the upcoming remake within the next few days and give details in regards to which direction the new film will take.
Alexandre Aja's breakout hit was the French Horror film High Tension and he quickly followed up with the highly successful remake of Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes. [...]
The Weinstein Company's Dimension Films has reeled in domestic distribution rights to Piranha, the remake of the 1978 genre hit that Chuck Russell will direct in spring, reports Variety. Dimension will distribute in all English-speaking territories.
The film is set at Arizona's Lake Havasu, a vacation hotspot that turns into an all-you-can-eat buffet when a phalanx of fish swim through a crack in a crater formed by a prehistoric eruption at the bottom of the lake.
Russell wrote the script, using elements of drafts by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, as well as the original John Sayles script that Joe Dante directed the first time around. That came from a story by Richard Robertson.
Canton and Toberoff will produce while Steve Barnett, J. Todd Harris, Vincent Maraval and Chako VanLeeuwen will executive produce.
According to Variety, Gallic film company Wild Bunch is jumping into the deep end with a Piranha remake. The company has a script for the project, penned by Eraser and The Scorpion King helmer Chuck Russell, that it will market for the first time at AFM.
Wild Bunch handled international sales on George Romero's Land of the Dead, flogging worldwide rights to Universal, and it distributed the film theatrically in France.
Budgeted at E16 million-E20 million ($19.3 million-$24.1 million) and produced by Chiller Films, Piranha will shoot in the U.S. in March or April, Wild Bunch said Wednesday. Cast is not yet in place. [...]
Chiller Films has set up a deal to remake the 1978 Joe Dante-directed horror film Piranha, says Variety.
Chuck Russell is rewriting the script, using elements from spec script Killer Fish by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger plus the original's script by John Sayles. The film is based on a story by Richard Robertson.
In the original Piranha, a prehistoric strain of the feisty fish is unleashed by a subterranean tremor in Arizona's Lake Havasu just as the college crowd shows up to frolic in the lake.
Russell (The Mask, Eraser, The Scorpion King) will decide whether or not to direct the film after he completes the rewrite. The movie will go into production this fall.
Chiller Films first project is George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, which Universal will release June 24.
Atmosphere Entertainment and Relativity Media have announced that the first picture to go into production for their joint venture genre label Chiller Films will be a remake of Joe Dante's 1978 horror hit "Piranha" reports Screen Daily.
Chuck Russell ("The Scorpion King," "Nightmare On Elm Street 3"), is writing the screenplay about a prehistoric strain of fish that terrorises college students at Lake Havasu in Arizona.
"We felt that Piranha is the perfect genre picture for us to do," Atmoshpere chief Mark Canton said in a statement. "It's a classic horror thriller with high-end talent attached and with all of the ingredients to deliver a plethora of scares."
I first had the idea to remake Piranha about three years ago, right before the current horror film resurgence," IPW chairman Marc Toberoff added. "That one word tells a story evoking universal fear. I've always felt that death by piranha was much more horrifying than death by shark."
Chiller Films was set up earlier this year and aims to produce several genre pictures a year capped at $20m each.
Bei TheDigitalBits.com gibt es eine Kritik zur "Piranha: Special Edition" US-DVD...
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DVD Erscheinungstermin: 21. November 2002
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