It looks like a third film in the rebooted “Piranha” horror franchise is on the way. Bloody Disgusting reports that producer Hisako Tsukaba is currently working on a new movie in the series which is targeting a 2018 release.
Titled “Summer of the Piranha,” and also going by the title “Piranha JPN,” the new project looks to be planned predominantly for Japanese audiences. The project is already in the pre-production stages, but no plot details have been provided beyond the fish with very sharp teeth being involved.
Joe Dante and James Cameron helmed the original to theatrical films. After decades of lying dormant, the franchise returned in 2010 with “Piranha 3D” which was a hit with critics and at the box-office. A sequel, “Piranha 3DD,” opened in 2012 and was trashed on both fronts.
‘Summer’ seemingly won’t be involved in the same continuity of the films. No cast or director is yet in place.