Well, I for one loved Aja's remake of The Hill Have Eyes. So why not? I say let the new wave of French horror continue.
Locking picture on Mirrors this week, French horror fiend Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur have begun prep on Dimension Films' Piranha, the remake we last spoke to Aja about here. Since that discussion in October, it has been announced the film will be lensed in 3-D.
"That was the really exciting reason we jumped on that movie," Aja tells this writer in the company of Levasseur. "We were on the set of P2 and we were like, 'How cool would it be to see that live-action movie in 3-D?' We are thinking at the same time, let's see a real R-rated movie in 3-D with the new technology! So, Piranha is going to be completely in 3-D."
Aja sees that as one more challenge, one he is eager to dive into nonetheless. As for the story, expect a complete re-working of the concept first loosed on the public in Joe Dante's '78 film. Some time back, it was leaked that the script concerned Spring Breakers becoming fish food for a school of prehistoric piranha set loose by an underwater earthquake.
"That was the plot of the script and that was really fun," Aja enthuses. "Years later the script came back in a different incarnation, so we convinced Bob Weinstein to take the Spring Break plot and let us do what we wanted to do with it. There is not one character or one situation that is similar to the Joe Dante or James Cameron [Piranha] movies - it's completely, completely, completely different."
The director is thrilled that Dimension has already penciled in a release date for the flick - July 24, 2009. "I think it's a good choice and the fact that they're putting it in that spot is also showing they really believe in a blockbuster movie. That's what the script is like. It's a blueprint of a roller coaster. It's about fun, jumps, gore and fish..."
Levasseur chimes in, "And 3-D boobs." Aja laughs, "Yes, 3-D boobs."
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