Just how bloody will Alex Aja’s Piranha 3D actually be? We’ve heard the rumors, talked to the cast and crew, and seen plenty of imagery — but nothing prepared us for what happened at the San Diego Comic-Con screening last night where reporters were shown footage that was “too hot for the Comic Con.” Too hot indeed. Will Dimension’s 3-D creature feature be breathed in the same sentence as Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive? Maybe. Could be. Probably. After waiting nearly an hour and a half, Jerry O’Connell handed everyone their glasses. The attendees were told that the 3D was NOT added as an afterthought like Clash of the Titans. Good to know.
Anyways, our reporter writes in:
“The footage is bloody insane. We saw an eight minute montage of piranhas attacking hundreds of people at a spring break boat event. There was stuff splatting everywhere. Lots of naked teenagers body parts and gore thrown every which way. The people in attendance went nuts. There’s even a scene in which Eli Roth’s head got smashed in by a boat in the chaos. Easily one of the most mass bloody set-pieces since Dead Alive.
Aja informed the audience that he planned to have Joe Dante and James Cameron play boat captains who give safety lessons to the teens. Dante wanted to do it but Cameron obviously was too busy. That would have been great.”
As bloody as Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive? Did I hear that right? Can August 20th hurry up and get here?!