COMIC CON: Piranha 3D footage that was too hot for the Con, Q&A with Cast & Crew!
It's Thursday night at the San Diego Comic-Con and instead of partying our asses off, JoBlo Movie Podcast host Jim Law and I hit up a screening of the footage from PIRANHA 3D... the footage that was apparently "too hot for Comic-Con." And let me tell you... it didn't disappoint!
The 10-15 minutes of footage was shown in glorious RealD 3D in a theater just a few blocks from the convention center. Surprisingly much of what they should was highly SPOILERy, as we saw the demise of a number of bigger characters in the film, all of which took us by complete surprise. I won't go into those, but I'll name off the laundry list of highlights from what we saw:
We're ready for the 3D like you wouldn't believe.
After the footage I couldn't help but think of two things: 1) while some of the 3D looked cool, this could have all easily been in 2D and it would have been just as enjoyable. In other words, the 3D didn't look 'all that,' but it didn't look horrible either. And 2), the footage showed a lot of bloody violence and boobs, but I'm pretty sure I've seen far worse at the Con before. Not only that, the tone was cheeky and light during the violence, so I'm really surprised it didn't make it past the Comic-Con sensors.
When the lights came up, the cast and crew flooded to the front for a Q&A session with the audience. Director Alex Aja was there, as well as Eli Roth, Jerry O'Connell, Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Kelly Brook, Steven R. McQueen, Riley Steele, and Paul Scheer. They all came up and talked some PIRANHA 3D, and they were just about as entertaining as the footage itself! Everyone there seemed to be having a really good time, they kept it light and fun, and cracked a buttload of jokes about pretty much everything. It was great. They obviously 'got' what the film is and what it's going for, and they weren't shy about discussing it.
We learned the following tidbits during the Q&A:
Afterwards Jim Law and I took some pics (some secret, some not), and had a fun time discusses how awesome we thought the film looked. This is the summer movie to end all summer movies! PIRANHA 3D hits theaters everywhere August 20, 2010. And stick around for our video interviews with cast in the next couple of days!
Jim Law and Jerry O'Connell have one thing in common: their crazy eyes!
Where's Ammon? Oh, he's just hanging out with the cast of PIRANHA 3D (whether they know it or not)!
Jim Law and Kelly Brook: A match made in heaven.