Dimension Films Already Working on Piranha 3D: The Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
August 23, 2010
Despite that the boob-filled, bloody, hard R-rated tongue-in-cheek horror romp Piranha 3D opened at #6 at the box office this weekend with only $10 million, the next few weeks combined with DVD/Blu-Ray sales will ensure the film gets a profit. Of course that means Dimension Films is already interested in a sequel and today they announced today (via a press release) the immediate start of development on Piranha 3D: The Sequel. So where exactly where will waters turn red next? Well, SlashFilm recalls in recent interviews that director Alexandre Aja already has an idea for a piranha feeding fest at the Full Moon Party in Thailand.
Honestly this seems like a ploy to try to get more people into theaters to see Piranha 3D, but since critics are loving the campy, over-the-top underwater massacre (it stands at 81% on Rotten Tomatoes), that may not be a bad thing. I'm still going to test the the rampant nudity and blood-filled waters when I get a chance, and if things end up getting crazier in Thailand (which is where shit gets nuts since The Hangover 2 is rumored to head there, too) then we're in for plenty of girls and piranhas going wild. Producer Mark Canton says: "We are thrilled that audiences are not just loving Piranha 3D, but cheering for it. 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." Good?