Did Dunstan and Melton Work On Alex Aja’s PIRANHA 3D?!
Filmmaker Alexandre Aja is currently promoting the release of his latest flick MIRRORS, (due out Friday August 15th and starring Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Smart and Paula Patton) before jumping right onto his next feature, a remake of PIRANHA in 3D! Recent rumors came out that screenwriting duo Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (FEAST, SAW IV, V & VI and the upcoming HELLRAISER remake) were brought on board to write a draft. This came as peculiar news considering Aja and his writing partner Grégory Levasseur always write their own scripts, including HIGH TENSION, THE HILLS HAVE EYES and P2. Melton clarified their involvement with Shock Till You Drop:
He tells SHOCK, "We were hired about a month ago for a two-week production polish. I wouldn’t even classify it as a rewrite, we we’re simply brought in to help out on a few plot points and character details. Nothing big. Those two weeks have come and gone, and now the the project is barreling towards production at the end of September. Alex and Greg have a great vision for this, and it should be a wild, wild ride."
Loosely based on the original PIRANHA directed by Joe Dante, Aja’s version will be shot in 3D and is due out sometime next year! More when we hear it!