Release Dates Pushed Back For Piranha 3DD And Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes

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I’m a huge fan of “Piranha 3D”, summer 2010’s over-the-top drive-in style exploitation horror romp. I still say it is the best use of cinematic 3D that I’ve seen since I was a kid. The inevitable sequel, “Piranha 3DD”, however, I’m not so sure about. Chances seem scarce that the producers will be able to capture lightning in a bottle twice, and though I still plan on watching it, I don’t have much in the way of expectations. Good or bad, though, it looks like we’ll all have to wait a while before we get to see swarms of angry piranha tearing through theaters. “Piranha 3DD” was originally scheduled for release this holiday season—something I was looking forward to as a distraction from the end of the year awards bait—but Dimension has moved the date back, from November 23rd to “sometime in 2012”.

“Piranha 3DD” reteams “Feast” director John Gulager and writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan in the sequel starring 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, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer and David Hasselhoff.

Dimension also decided to push back another horror sequel, “The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes”, also giving this film the same “sometime in 2012” tag.

“The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes” showcases the events after the time of the original “The Amityville Horror” book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as “The Amityville Horror” … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.

Lets be honest, “sometime in 2012” is an ambiguous phrase, and makes me wonder when might actually see either of these movies. “Amityville” I can easily imagine getting a direct-to-video release, and, if not for the 3D—which I’m not even sure is much of a draw anymore—I can picture the same fate for “Piranha 3DD”. We’ll keep you updated as we know more.

Via : Dread Central

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight