Piranha 3D Swims to Another Date


Pushed back a month by Dimension

Alexandre Aja’s remake, Piranha 3D, is now slated to open on April 16, 2010, a date once reserved for Robert Rodriguez’s Nerveracker which is now “TBA.” That’s a push for Aja’s fish who were originally scheduled to debut on March 19th.

I’m speculating that the bump was to accommodate for a lengthier post-production. Genre-wise, it wasn’t up against any particular competition at the box office, now it’s opening two weeks before A Nightmare on Elm Street. Studios are getting frisky when it comes to placing their horror releases near the summer movie madness.

Shock visited the set of Piranha 3D earlier this year. You can read the following coverage:

Steve McQueen interview

Greg Nicotero/FX interview

Alex Aja interview

Source: Dimension Films