In October, Dimension released the teaser trailer for Piranha 3DD, just a week after the studio moved the movie from its November 23rd opening for an unspecified 2012 release date. The move seemed to suggest that the sequel to 2010's Piranha 3D was in trouble, but the trailer, which revealed more bikini-clad bodies and David Hasselhoff's cameo seemed to counter any negative speculation by appearing to be a movie shot in the same campy spirit as the original.
In the intervening months, however, no new date for Piranha 3DD had been announced. Until now. Digital Spy (via The Playlist) recently reported that Piranha 3DD would be released on DVD in the UK in March, a move that appeared to damn a theatrical release. With a DVD release only two and a half months away, would Dimension have enough time to mount a promotional campaign for Piranha 3DD? Shock Till You Drop turned to director John Gulager (Feast) for answers, and the director responded with an email that explained what was happening with Piranha 3DD. what did Gulager say about the US release? >> Posted 01.03.12 by Ryan
Those who enjoyed the guilty pleasure of Piranha 3D have to be curious about what director John Gulager and screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton had in mind for the sequel, appropriately titled Piranha 3DD. Details have finally emerged. WARNING: If you don't want the sequel spoiled, proceed with caution. But, really, is there a way to spoil Piranha 3DD? Want more details? Proceed with caution >> Posted 03.31.11 by Ryan
News of a sequel to director Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D was overshadowed by the verbal battle between James Cameron and producer Mark Canton over the validity of Piranha's 3-D (Cameron said Piranha 3D was "what we should not be doing in 3-D", while Canton said Cameron didn't recognize "how much of a fun-filled experience" Piranha 3D was). However Cameron feels about Piranha 3D, Dimension is pushing for a sequel, and have hired a director and screenwriters to help the sequel reach theaters by August 2011.
Deadline reports that Dimension has "assembled the team behind [2006's] Feast," including director John Gulager and screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, for the sequel, titled Piranha 3 DD. The trio worked on all three Feast movies, while Dunstan and Melton wrote the past four Saw movies, including the upcoming Saw 3D. The move indicates that Dimension wants to continue the tongue-in-cheek tone that Aja established amongst the gore in the first movie. The characters that survived the first movie "might be back" for the sequel, according to the report.
Whether Cameron approves of the hirings is unknown. 1981's Piranha 2 was Cameron's first directing job, even though he was fired from the movie after a few days. Posted 10.20.10 by Ryan