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Piranha 3-D
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Produced by Alexandre Aja
Mark Canton
Grégory Levasseur
Written by Alexandre Aja
Patrick Melton
Marcus Dunstan
Chuck Russell
Starring Elisabeth Shue
Steven R. McQueen
Adam Scott
Ving Rhames
Richard Dreyfuss
Christopher Lloyd
Jerry O'Connell
Dina Meyer
Jessica Szohr
Riley Steele
Music by Michael Wandmacher
Editing by Baxter
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Dimension Films[1]
Release date(s) August 27, 2010 (2010-08-27)[2]
Country United States
Language English
.Piranha 3-D is an upcoming 3D horror film to be directed by Alexandre Aja and featuring an ensemble cast including veteran actors such as Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Jerry O'Connell and Christopher Lloyd as well as more recently known actors Ving Rhames, Dina Meyer, Ricardo Chavira and Eli Roth.^ Richard Dreyfuss en guest star dans Piranha 3-D d'Alexandre Aja .
  • Richard Dreyfuss en guest star dans Piranha 3-D d'Alexandre Aja 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.relay.fr [Source type: General]

^ Print Talk Back Elisabeth Shue to star in 'Piranha 3D' .
  • Elisabeth Shue to star in 'Piranha 3D' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More articles about Richard Dreyfuss , Ving Rhames , Elisabeth Shue , Movies .
  • Movies - News - Dreyfuss, Rhames board 'Piranha 3-D' - Digital Spy 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.digitalspy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is a remake of the 1978 film Piranha.^ Related Links SDCC 08: Piranha 3-D Video Interview Director Alexandre Aja talks about the R-rated 3-D remake of the classic horror film.
  • IGN: Adventures in Piranha-Sitting 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The star of Step Brothers and Knocked Up is going to have to watch his step when he toplines Alex Aja's Piranha 3D , the remake of Joe Dante's classic film from 1978, reports Moviehole.net .
  • EXCL: Set Pic from Piranha 3D - Elisabeth Shue Gossip 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dirigé par Alexandre Aja, Piranha 3-D est un remake de Piranhas, un film d'horreur de Joe Dante sorti en 1978.
  • Richard Dreyfuss en guest star dans Piranha 3-D d'Alexandre Aja 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.relay.fr [Source type: General]

.The script was written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan of the Feast and Saw series, as well as Chuck Russell.^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

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Contents

Plot

.The fictional Lake Victoria is the caldera of a prehistoric volcano.^ Lake Victoria 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.
  • BLOODY set pics from PIRANHA 3-D 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC fangoria.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Lake Victoria Arizona, a tremor causes the lake's floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas...
  • BLOODY set pics from PIRANHA 3-D 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC fangoria.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each 4th of July weekend, the population of Lake Victoria, Arizona swells from 5,000 to 50,000 as young people flood the town to celebrate.^ Every year the population of sleepy Lake Havasu explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for a single, wild weekend to celebrate the 4 th of July, a riot of sun, drunken fun and sex-crazed mayhem.
  • PIRANHA 3-D Interview with Riley Steele 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.iesb.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria 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.
  • Elisabeth Shue channels Sarah Connor for PIRANHA 3-D 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.fangoria.com [Source type: General]

^ Starting Monday, there are some new sheriff's department vehicles patrolling Lake Havasu City, Arizona under the guise of "Lake Victoria."
  • EXCL: Set Pic from Piranha 3D - Elisabeth Shue Gossip 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When tremors tear open a crack in the lake floor, millions of piranha are released.^ A tremor causes Arizona's Lake Havasu floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas.

^ Plot Concept: In this remake of Joe Dante's original, a tremor causes Arizona's Lake Havasu floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas.
  • Alex Aja's PIRANHA 3-D Shoot Delayed - Mania.com 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.mania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The story goes that a tremor causes Arizona's Lake Havasu floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas.
  • Elizabeth Shue Starring in Piranha Remake - MoviesOnline 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alexandre Aja's Piranha Remake In 3-D! - MoviesOnline 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But Sheriff Julie Forester (Elizabeth Shue) is seriously outnumbered, and with only one chance to save the lake and her family from being devoured, she must risk everything to destroy the aquatic carnivores herself.^ But our heroine (Shue) is seriously outnumbered, and with only one chance to save the lake and her family from totally being devoured, she must risk everything to destroy the aquatic carnivores herself.
  • O'Connell Fishing PIRANHA - Mania.com 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.mania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But our heroine (Elizabeth Shue) is seriously outnumbered, and with only one chance to save the lake and her family from totally being devoured, she must risk everything to destroy the aquatic carnivores herself.
  • Just When You Thought It Was Safe - Now Comes PIRANHA 3-D 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.diverwire.com [Source type: General]

^ Shue plays the town sheriff trying to save the lake and her family from being devoured by the sharp-toothed fish.
  • EXCL: Set Pic from Piranha 3D - Elisabeth Shue Gossip 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Elisabeth Shue to star in 'Piranha 3D' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cast

Actor Character
Elisabeth Shue Sheriff Julie Forester
Ving Rhames Lt. Bishop Welleger
Steven R. McQueen Jake Forester
Sage Ryan Ty Forester
Brooklynn Proulx Laura Forester
Adam Scott Novak Radzinsky
Dina Meyer Paula Montellano
Jessica Szohr Kelly Driscoll
Kelly Brook Danni Arslow
Riley Steele Crystal Shepard
Ricardo Chavira Ricky "Martin" Montez
Cody Longo Todd Dupree
Paul Scheer Andrew Cunningham
Brian Kubach Brett Davies
Jason Spisak Deputy Taylor Roberts
Richard Dreyfuss Dr. Gordon Raybanks
Jerry O'Connell Derrick Jones
Christopher Lloyd Mr. Goodman
Craig Dawson Francis
Maarsen Roney Timmy
Eli Roth Contest emcee
Carly Strauss Spring Break Partier

Production

.Chuck Russell was originally scheduled to direct the film, and 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.^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

[5] .Alexandre Aja was selected to direct the film instead.^ Alexandre Aja will direct a remake of Piranha!
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ Scheduled for a March 2010 release, Piranha 3-D is produced by the Weinstein Company owned Dimension Films and directed by one of the new kings of horror, Alexandre Aja (Mirrors and The Hills Have Eyes remake).
  • XXX Star Riley Steele Cast In Box Office Release Piranha 3-D 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.prnewsnow.com [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

[6] .Production on the film was scheduled to begin late 2008, but has been delayed until March 2009.[7] In October 2008, director Alexandre Aja stated filming would begin in the spring.^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 More...
  • Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ryan Rotten is reporting the upcoming remake of Piranha 3-D has been postponed from its shoot schedule and won't go under the lens until at least March or April 2009.
  • Alex Aja's PIRANHA 3-D Shoot Delayed - Mania.com 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.mania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He further stated "it's such a difficult movie, not only because of the technicality of it and the CGI fish, but also because it all happens in a lake.^ I like movies that… You know, there's a ton of really big piranha in a lake, but the tone of the movie is such that everything feels really realistic.
  • We Visit the Party Girls of 'Piranha 3-D' - FEARNet 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.fearnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8] We were supposed to start shooting now, but the longer to leave it the colder the water gets.[9] .The movie takes place during Spring Break and, of course, the studio wanted it ready for the summer, but if you've got 1,000 people who need to get murdered in the water, you have to wait for the right temperature for the water, for the weather, for everything."^ You’ve played a lot of jerks during your career, from Will Ferrell’s asshole brother in Step Brothers to the jagoff history teacher in Veronica Mars .
  • Party Down's Adam Scott Is Not a Douche: Eric Spitznagel | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, having a European director as well – it's like everything he would imagine spring break to be.
  • We Visit the Party Girls of 'Piranha 3-D' - FEARNet 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.fearnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They’ve taken this genre and flipped it around and brought out a lot of humor and a lot of humanity that you don’t usually see in these types of movies.
  • Party Down's Adam Scott Is Not a Douche: Eric Spitznagel | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .Shooting took place in June 2009 at Bridgewater Channel in Lake Havasu, located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.^ The story goes that a tremor causes Arizona's Lake Havasu floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas.
  • Alexandre Aja's Piranha Remake In 3-D! - MoviesOnline 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ I spoke with two of the latter during my recent visit to the film's set in Lake Havasu, Arizona (just a few days before shooting wrapped) – Jessica Szhor and Kelly Brook.
  • We Visit the Party Girls of 'Piranha 3-D' - FEARNet 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.fearnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Much of one end of the channel was blocked off for boats, some flipped over and some covered in blood.[11] The water was also dyed red for the shooting.[12]

Release

.Piranha 3-D theatrical release date was set for April 16, 2010, but has been delayed.^ The principal photography start date on Alex Aja's Piranha 3-D has been pushed back to March/April of 2009.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ However, it does call into question whether Piranha 3-D will make its July 24th release date.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

[13] Sources say that the film will premiere on August 27, 2010. [14][15]

Marketing

.The trailer was first released from screenings of Avatar on December 18, 2009.[16] Incidentally, Piranha 2 was first movie to be directed by James Cameron, the director of Avatar.^ According to pre-production notes, the movie is based loosely on the 1978 horror/comedy movie "Piranha," directed by Joe Dante.
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ Piranha Aktuelles Chat DVD & Video Links Literatur Soundtrack Trailer movie fans Zur Startseite .
  • moviefans.de !!! Piranha... 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

^ The combo of Disney's 3-D animation panel and James Cameron's Avatar pushed the Comic-Con folks to install 3-D in the 65,000-square-foot Hall H. The Titanic director will attend the Con for the first time to show the first U.S. 3-D footage of Avatar , along with stars Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang.
  • Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com 18 September 2009 13:17 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

References

  1. ^ A Much Better Look at the 'Piranha 3D' Trailer
  2. ^ 'Piranha 3D' Swims Into August Date
  3. ^ "Feast, Saw Scribes Take on Ravenous Piranha". Bloody Disgusting. July 31, 2008. http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/13136. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  4. ^ Weinberg, Scott (January 12, 2006). "Russell's "Piranha" Remake Heading to Dimension". Rotten Tomatoes. http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/news/1646214/russells_andquotpiranhaandquot_remake_heading_to_dimension. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  5. ^ Fleming, Michael (June 6, 2005). "Chiller chomps Piranha". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117924015.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  6. ^ Attack of the 'Piranha'! Massive Richard Dreyfus Scoop, Tons of Meaty Images!
  7. ^ "Aja Doesn't Start Piranha Until '09". ShockTillYouDrop.com. September 10, 2008. http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=7683. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  8. ^ Bootlegged Look at the 'Piranha 3D' Trailer!
  9. ^ Piranha 3D to Take a Bite Out of Avatar this Weekend
  10. ^ Utichi, Joe (October 10, 2008). "Exclusive: Alexandre Aja talks Mirrors and Piranha 3D". Rotten Tomatoes. http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/1197016-mirrors/news/1761869/2/exclusive_alexandre_aja_talks_mirrors_and_piranha_3d. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  11. ^ Splatterific Piranha 3D Behind-the-Scenes Stills
  12. ^ 'Piranha 3D' Test Screened, Bloodiest Movie Ever?
  13. ^ Weinsteins Push Piranha 3D Back At Least Four Months
  14. ^ "Weinstein Co.'s 'Piranha 3-D' isn't going to be biting anyone for a while". LA Times. 2010-01-14. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2010/01/weinstein-cos-piranha-3d-isnt-going-to-be-biting-anyone-for-awhile.html. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  15. ^ 'Piranha 3D' Has its Ass Kicked Out of April
  16. ^ 2010 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW: PARAMOUNT PICTURES/DIMENSION FILMS

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