Weinstein Company Pushing Back Release of "Piranha"

1/21/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Lita Robinson

The LA Times reports that the Weinstein Company is pushing back the release date of its highly anticipated horror flick "Piranha 3-D" from April to August or later, ostensibly to avoid possible clashes with other anticipated box-office juggernauts.

The Weinstein Co. is denying that the change in date has anything to do with financial concerns, though three of their latest releases--"Nine," "The Road" and "Youth in Revolt"--have all underperformed at the box office recently.

Perhaps the Weinsteins are simply counting on the idea that nothing will boost their 2010 budget sheets like a tale of prehistoric, flesh-munching fish--in 3-D--directed by someone with a penchant for gratuitous gore. (Alexandre Aja, to be specific, whose recent credits include the remake of "The Hills Have Eyes" as well as the 2003 shocker, "High Tension"). After the bleak, existential nightmare that was "The Road," who wouldn’t want to kick back and watch something that truly redefines the phrase “wet and wild”?

Keep an eye out for the official trailer, rumored to be coming soon!  We'll have a review of it here.

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