Gratuitous underwater lesbian makeout sequences, severed limbs flying at the audience in 3D, and comic amounts of blood flying everywhere. These are the elements that made Piranha 3D one of the most successful crowd pleasers last year. Not since Snakes on a Plane have we seen a movie so terrible, yet so entertaining, that it is worth a viewing from even the most sophisticated film buffs.
How could you not make a sequel? Dimension Films just revealed that they started production on the sequel to the Roger Corman remake in Wilmington, NC. The press release reads:
“There’s something in the water . . . again. And this time no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of the best summer attraction, The Big Wet Water Park.”
John Gulager is taking the helm for this one after having directed the Feast trilogy prior to this. A rather eclectic cast of smaller horror/thriller actors has already been announced, including Danielle Panabaker from The Crazies, Chris Zylka of My Super Psycho Sweet 16 and the upcoming The Amazing Spiderman, and, most surprisingly, David Koechner of Anchorman and other Apatow comedies.
But considering the random assortment of cameos in the first Piranha, including Christopher Lloyd and Richard Dreyfus, it would not be surprising to see a few celebrities pop up throughout the film.
The good news is this time they are opting out of the post-conversion 3D effects like they did for the first one. According to reports, the filmmakers will be shooting this film in 3D from the get-go, which should make the theatrical experience all the more worthwhile.
Thankfully, this film doesn’t have to be good in any regard to be successful, just gratuitously gory and ridiculously fun.
Piranha 3DD is set to release nationwide on Thanksgiving, November 23, 2011.