Sleep Easy, Folks: Piranha 3DD is Still Getting a Theatrical Release in the States

Piranha 3DD (2011) Movie Image

Rumors have been swirling as of late that director John Gulager’s blood-soaked monster flick “Piranha 3DD” was headed straight to DVD, which, to be perfectly honestly, wouldn’t really be that surprising. It is, after all, a sequel to a marginally successful horror movie, one that has an admittedly small but dedicated following. And while it remains to be seen if fans in the UK will get to experience the film inside a darkly lit cineplex, co-writer Patrick Melton is assuring Stateside fans that they will get to see the follow-up on the big screen.

Here’s what he had to say about the film’s release:

To clarify, the Thanksgiving release was always overly optimistic. Marcus and I started writing the script around Thanksgiving a year prior. Making the film within that time period is plausible (we’ve done it on Saw, obviously), but it became clear very early on that our goals were not realistic because we needed sun, water slides, and bikini-clad coeds… three things not very prevalent in the United States during the months of January and February. We initially scouted Louisiana and realized that we wouldn’t be able to shoot until late March because of the cold weather. Now, with the additional FX worked needed to create/enhance the piranhas, the Thanksgiving release was out the window.

Nevertheless, we plowed on and finished shooting in late May. Over the summer, Gulager edited and picked up a few shots around Los Angeles. This is typical of every movie made. Scenes, jokes, and kills were simply enhanced to make the movie more of an event. About a month ago, it was tested and scored very well. So well the studio gave us more money to enhance the FX. Soon, it’ll be done and ready for a theatrical release. Because of the “Spring Break vibe” in the film, spring was the obvious time to open it. And because Dimension Films financed the movie and owns the movie, they call the shots on when it’s released worldwide.

So, that’s the long and short of it. All good. In theaters this spring. See you then.

“Piranha 3DD” stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, David Hasselhoff, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, and Clu Gulager. If you missed the teaser, check it out below.

Via : The Daily Dead