Aja Bites Into Pirahna Remake

Alexandre Aja (“Haute Tension”) is back in the remake business. Having helmed last year’s “The Hills Have Eyes” redux, Aja has now signed on to rewrite and direct “Piranha,” Dimension Films’ remake of Joe Dante’s 1978 cult horror comedy film.

The remake is set at Lake Havasu, Ariz., a small, scenic town that is a spring break destination. When tremors tear open a crack in the lake floor, all hell breaks loose as ravenous Piranhas surface and people begin to disappear.

Aja is rewriting the script that Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger did for the project, at the time Chuck Russell was attached to direct.

Aja told The Hollywood Reporter that his goal is “not to remake ‘Piranha,’ but to create a completely new adventure paying homage to all the ‘creatures’ films that made me fall in love with the genre”