Date: 24th August 2010
Strong reviews and a $10 million opening was enough for Dimension Films to get working on a sequel of Piranha 3-D (2010). The studio confirmed today that plans for another bloody gore fest are in the works with director Alexandre Aja and producer Mark Canton re-teaming with Dimension. “We are thrilled that audiences are not just loving Piranha 3-D, but cheering for it,” says Canton. “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.”
He’s right about the critical response; most reviews (even the negative ones) have pegged it as silly fun. And it wasn’t exactly the most expensive film, costing approximately $24 million to make.
So expect the next one either next year or for 2012, and a jump in employment prospects for hungry, tooth-stuffed fish.
What would said sequel look like? No plotline has yet been decided, but Aja, when interviewed a couple weeks back, said the team has been throwing around a lot of different story lines. “We had many ideas, like the full moon party in Thailand — a huge event with like 200,00 young people from all around the world taking mushrooms and partying on the beach.” Ahh, a perfect environment for man-eating fish.
Piranha 3-D (2010) 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.
Run, don’t walk: ‘Piranha 3D’ is hilariously, cleverly gory. Mere words cannot describe how awesomely gnarly “Piranha 3D” is, how hugely entertaining, and how urgently you must get yourself to the theatre to see it. Like, now. - Christy Lemire, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A bloody entertaining blast of a flesh-eating fish-out-of-water story…”Piranha 3D,” a pitch-perfect, guilty-pleasure… - Michael Rechtshaffen, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER & REUTERS
It’s Jaws gone wild! – Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
‘Piranha 3D’ Is A Campy Masterpiece Of A Movie! My prediction: If you have an ounce of fun in your body, you will love this movie about killer piranhas that overtake a town of hotties — in 3D! - Russ Weakland, HOLLYWOOD LIFE
Source: Press Release