The talk began a few days ago when a posting on a British Video Association website indicated that the blood and boobs-fuelled sequel “Piranha 3DD” was going straight to video in the UK in mid-March. This begged the question as to whether the film’s entire theatrical plans had been scrapped.
Shortly after Bloody Disgusting indicated it had spoken with people involved with the film who say a Spring U.S. theatrical release is still on the cards and will be the first market to get the feature – making the British site posting inaccurate. Whether the film will get a theatrical U.K. release at all remains in question, in either case its chances of hitting disc there in March seem extremely remote.
Now the flm’s co-writer Patrick Melton has spoken with Daily Dead about both the initial delay of the film from this past November to the Spring and confirmed that theatrical is still very much in the cards.
“To clarify, the Thanksgiving release was always overly optimistic. Marcus and I started writing the script around Thanksgiving a year prior… we initially scouted Louisiana and realized that we wouldn’t be able to shoot until late March because of the cold weather. Now, with the additional FX worked needed to create/enhance the piranhas, the Thanksgiving release was out the window” Melton says.
He adds that “About a month ago, it was tested and scored very well. So well the studio gave us more money to enhance the FX. Soon, it’ll be done and ready for a theatrical release. Because of the ‘Spring Break vibe’ in the film, spring was the obvious time to open it. And because Dimension Films financed the movie and owns the movie, they call the shots on when it’s released worldwide. So, that’s the long and short of it. All good. In theaters this spring. See you then.”