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Sequel to Piranha 3D already has Feast writers and director

10.19.2010
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The modest success of August's aquatic horror flick PIRANHA 3D was apparently enough for Dimension to fire a sequel into the pipe as quickly as possible -- the Weinsteins reportedly want another outing with the water chompers in theaters next summer.

Deadline says the studio already has the team behind the FEAST movies, director John Gulager and writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, at work on the follow-up that (no joke) is currently going by the title PIRANHA 3 DD.

As has been publicized, the Weinsteins aren't exactly flooded with cash lately, so it's no surprise they'd seek a crew who can deliver fun frights and gut-churning gore on a limited budget and in a reasonably short period (Dimension wants it in theaters for August 2011). Melton and Dunstan also worked on the past few SAW sequels, and (along with Gulager) were the winners on the last season of "Project Greenlight", which resulted in the first FEAST.

No word yet on how the PIRANHA sequel will follow Alexandre Aja's effort (which fed most of its cast of familiar faces and bikini babes to the hungry fish), but it's bound to be gruesome. And have boobs.

Extra Tidbit: The speed-demons at Dimension also previously had the MY BLOODY VALENTINE team of Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier crank out a HALLOWEEN 3 script in just a few days in an attempt to fit the project into a small schedule window. Didn't quite work out (yet).
Source: Deadline

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12:54PM on 10/20/2010
I loved the first one, but I'm disapointed they don't follow the Aja's plan for the sequel (he already pitched it)set in Indonesia (If I remember correctly).
I loved the first one, but I'm disapointed they don't follow the Aja's plan for the sequel (he already pitched it)set in Indonesia (If I remember correctly).
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12:15PM on 10/20/2010

I never thought I'd say this, but...

bring it on! The first one was ridiculous and fun and had a CGI penis. Christopher Lloyd was in it for some reason, with a handful of b-listers, and they made a decent film. They had a nice set-up for a sequel and I'd say let's have it.
bring it on! The first one was ridiculous and fun and had a CGI penis. Christopher Lloyd was in it for some reason, with a handful of b-listers, and they made a decent film. They had a nice set-up for a sequel and I'd say let's have it.
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10:54AM on 10/20/2010

Loved Piranha

and Piranha 3DD is a hilarious and genius title. can't wait.
and Piranha 3DD is a hilarious and genius title. can't wait.
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4:20AM on 10/20/2010

Piranha was one of my favorite movies of the year

And I loved the first Feast and the Saw movies. Should be a fun time!
And I loved the first Feast and the Saw movies. Should be a fun time!
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3:55AM on 10/20/2010
I fucking love the title. I really hope they stick with it.
I fucking love the title. I really hope they stick with it.
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2:56AM on 10/20/2010
I shockingly loved Piranha 3D and Aja won't follow it up? Pass....
I shockingly loved Piranha 3D and Aja won't follow it up? Pass....
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10:48PM on 10/19/2010
Bring it on.
Bring it on.
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10:26PM on 10/19/2010
Piranha 3DD = Awesome title.
Piranha 3DD = Awesome title.
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