I can’t see this being any good, not by any stretch of the imagination. Didn’t Chiller Films see Anacondas or Lake Placid before deciding they would remake the 1978 horror flick Piranha?
While I won’t mind checking out the film and giving it a bad review this has to be considered a bad idea on all fronts considering the first film is considered a decent watch because of how campy it is, but a remake would simply be a bunch of CGI fish eating people.
As for the script, Chuck Russell is rewritting it, taking elements from Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger’s “Killer Fish” script, plus an original script that John Sayles wrote. Russell is also being eyed for directorial duties, he previously directed The Mask, Eraser and The Scorpion King.
The original Piranha flick centers on a prehistoric strain of the feisty fish unleashed by a subterranean tremor in Arizona’s Lake Havasu just as the college crowd shows up to frolic in the lake.