Comic-Con Decides Piranha 3-D Footage Is "Too Graphic" for Convention
07.15.10 by Ryan
Fans attending this year's Comic-Con in San Diego might be a little disappointed when they try to attend the Piranha 3-D panel. It won't be there.
The New York Times reports that the yearly convention deemed footage from Alexandre Aja's latest horror movie "too graphic" and asked the French director to "tone it down" to the convention's PG-13 level or hold the panel without footage. Aja refused.
Aja wanted to show fans the footage — which depicts a wet T-shirt contest that turns into a bloodbath — or not show up at all. So he has re-scheduled his panel at a nearby movie theater instead.
It doesn't make sense to go to an event like Comic-Con and not show what the movie is. It's frustrating because I was so excited to show this at Comic-Con — I made the movie for that crowd.
Piranha 3-D opens August 30 and stars Elisabeth Shue as the sheriff of a lakeside town where Spring break takes a turn for the worse when some prehistoric, man-eating fish surface. Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, and Richard Dreyfuss also star. Piranha 3-D is rated R, for obvious reasons.