Aja’s Piranha Moved Back

Aja talks Piranha production pushProduction on Alexandre Aja’s much-anticipated “>Piranha 3D, a loose remake of the Joe Dante original from 1978, has been moved back a bit for various reasons, Aja recently revealed to MTV’s Movie Blog.

“We pushed production back to spring for weather reasons and location reasons,” Aja said. “There’s so many problems that we’re going to have to solve. After doing a movie with mirrors where it was kind of like a nightmare to avoid all the reflections, making a movie in 3D underwater and on the water is going to be the biggest challenge.”

No actors have been cast as of yet, as Aja and his team are focusing on making sure the 3D experience in Piranha is the best it can possibly be. “Something I’ve been trying to do for almost ten years now is trying to make movies where the audience is not watching a story or watching some actors but where the audience is crossing the screen and getting on the other side of the mirror, if you will, and lives the nightmare of the screen with the protagonist,” Aja continued. ”When James Cameron said that he wanted to go back and reinvent 3D technology, I always thought with my writing and producing partner that it would be the best tool to create the best horror movie. When people are a version of the audience inside the movie, what is the best thing in 3D to create the full-immersion? I think it’s only logical to use the horror genre for 3D to become even more efficient.”

Now that’s what I like to hear from a filmmaker; I wish they all could think like that. The world would be a better place. Keep it here for Piranha 3D updates as we hear them!

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  • Heather Buckley

    I just like to read the words “Joe Dante” on Dread Central…