Alexandre Aja’s PIRANHA 3-D Delayed?!

Filmmaker Alexandre Aja (HIGH TENSION, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, MIRRORS) was all set to begin production on his new update of PIRANHA 3-D with a production start date locked for this fall. But now, word has come in from Shock Till You Drop that the production may be slightly delayed with a proposed March/April 2009 start date instead. The article states that the reasoning is simply for more prep time to pull off the 3D FX. A insider source tells Shock, "There just wasn’t enough time for pre-production to get it done in time. It’s all about pre-production and trying to make it the best it can be." This most likely means that the July 24th, 2009 release date has been pushed as well to offer Aja more time in post-production. We’ll let you know for sure when we hear more.

Loosely based on the original PIRANHA directed by Joe Dante, Aja’s version was penned by Aja and his writing partner Grégory Levasseur from a script with FEAST, SAW IV writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton rumored to have worked on it as well.

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