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‘Piranha 3DD’ director, John Gulager, talked to ShockTillYouDrop to further clarify that the film has now been completed and it will be coming to theaters in 3D this spring. Here’s what he shared:
I’m really glad that people are interested in the progress of Piranha 3DD.
I can tell you that at 6:30 pm on December 19th, my birthday, the sound mixing for Piranha 3DD was done and the film was finished.
The plan is to come to theaters this Spring in 3D(D)!
The original November release date was made before we started filming. As Melton says, “…the Thanksgiving release was always overly optimistic.” Ha, ha, that’s a good way of putting it! The main problem was this thing called Winter. There was no way we could ask anyone to strip down and jump into the water. Besides being inhumane and stupid, even with ‘movie magic’, it would be too dangerous. So we waited until it was warm enough to shoot but not so late that our main location became unavailable (open to the public) and started shooting in real 3D on April 25th, 2011.
We shoot the movie. Zany antics ensue. We edit over the summer. Work on visual FX, sound and music (songs). Get a couple days of pick-ups. Get a composer.
We released a short teaser trailer on the Spike Awards in October to give a taste of what’s in store but had to let go of the November theatrical date. The film just wasn’t totally finished. When that happened any planned releases around the world had to be scrapped and reset because Piranha 3DD must be released here, in the US, first. I think this is a Spring film anyways.
But…we did have a test screening in November and people liked it…a lot.
So remember, DOUBLE THE TERROR, DOUBLE THE D’S! See you on the front row! – John Gulager
Good news for UK fans! The representatives at Entertainment Film Distribution (the company in charge of the distribution of ‘Piranha 3DD’ in the UK) contacted HeyYouGuys to clarify that the film will indeed be getting a theatrical release. Here’s part of what they had to say:
We would like to assure everyone that Piranha 3DD will not be going straight to DVD in the U.K. as mistakenly reported. We will be giving Piranha 3DD a full theatrical release and the film will not be released on DVD until the usual window post U.K. theatrical release.
It’s good to know all those rumors are finally being proven false.
Confirming what I updated yesterday, ‘Piranha 3DD’ co-writer Patrick Melton contacted Daily Dead to provide them with a status update, and assure that a US theatrical release is still planned. Here’s what he said:
To clarify, the Thanksgiving release was always overly optimistic. Marcus and I started writing the script around Thanksgiving a year prior. Making the film within that time period is plausible (we’ve done it on Saw, obviously), but it became clear very early on that our goals were not realistic because we needed sun, water slides, and bikini-clad coeds… three things not very prevalent in the United States during the months of January and February. We initially scouted Louisiana and realized that we wouldn’t be able to shoot until late March because of the cold weather. Now, with the additional FX worked needed to create/enhance the piranhas, the Thanksgiving release was out the window.
Nevertheless, we plowed on and finished shooting in late May. Over the summer, Gulager edited and picked up a few shots around Los Angeles. This is typical of every movie made. Scenes, jokes, and kills were simply enhanced to make the movie more of an event. About a month ago, it was tested and scored very well. So well the studio gave us more money to enhance the FX. Soon, it’ll be done and ready for a theatrical release. Because of the “Spring Break vibe” in the film, spring was the obvious time to open it. And because Dimension Films financed the movie and owns the movie, they call the shots on when it’s released worldwide.
So, that’s the long and short of it. All good. In theaters this spring. See you then.
We’ll keep you posted on the actual release date!
Happy New Year 2012! I would like to thank every single visitor for their continued support. Danielle Panabaker Source has been online for over 2 years now, and thanks to you it will keep growing!
2011 is over, but we have a wonderful new year just around the corner. Danielle has 4 projects awaiting a 2012 release so far, so check back for more because we will be covering those and hopefully many… many more!
Speaking of projects, remember that update about ‘Piranha 3DD’ going DTV in the UK? Well, it’s now pretty certain that won’t be the case in the US. The producers of the film talked to Bloody-Disgusting and ShockTillYouDrop, here’s what they had to say:
Having spoke with people involved with the film, Dimension U.S. fully owns Piranha 3DD and will be the first to release it (potentially spring 2012) worldwide. Other markets will follow.
Co-writer Patrick Melton tells us that test screenings for the film have been terrific and Dimension is look at a spring U.S. release for the film.
Some say March, some say April. What will it be? Hopefully a specific release date will be announced very soon!
I will not be able to be online tomorrow night so I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you spend a fabulous day surrounded by your family and friends, and that everything you wish for comes true. Let’s hope you get a couple of DVDs and/or Blu-rays under the tree if you haven’t been able to get Danielle’s latest movies yet 😉
Thank you for being loyal fans and visitors!
Danielle Panabaker will guest star in the new season of TNT’s “Franklin & Bash”. She’s currently filming her episode in Los Angeles.
Danielle will be playing (in her own words) “a young lawyer who shadows Franklin and Bash”.
Franklin & Bash tells the story about lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash, who are recruited by a large firm’s major partner after winning a high-profile case.
The series returns next summer, we’ll keep you posted on Danielle’s appearance!
Danielle Panabaker’s latest horror film, ‘Piranha 3DD’, seems to be struggling to find a release date. While no new date has been announced for its American release, the British Video Association now lists the film as being “pulled” from its theatrical release schedule and with a Blu-ray/DVD street date of March 19, 2012. Does this mean the film will get a straight-to-video release? We’ll keep you posted.
Blu-ray / Normal
Distributor name: EV
Availability: Retail / Rental
Release Date: 19/03/2012
Trade Catalogue Number: EBR 5191
Theatrical Release (3D)
Distributor name: Entertainment
Availability: Pulled From Schedule
Source: British Video Association
Danielle Panabaker attended the G-Star Rodeo Drive Store Opening in Beverly Hills, California last December 6, 2011. Unfortunately only a (very) short video is availabe. You can check it out by clicking on the image above!
Screencaptures have also been added to our gallery, right here.
Here’s a quick update on Danielle Panabaker’s upcoming projects:
“Chemical Kings” by The One & Only’s
“Got Me In A Trance” by Marcus Latief Scott
Danielle Panabaker attended Nola Singer’s Jewelry Collection presented by Perrier-Jouet on November 30, 2011 to celebrate the launch of her new jewelry collection featured at Intermix and Planet Blue. The event took place at the home of Nola’s parents, Deena and Marty Singer, in Beverly Hills, California.
Danielle looked beautiful, she wore a Nola Singer necklace and ring and the Juicy Couture Regal London Stripe Dress. Four pictures have been added to the gallery.
Danielle also took part in Vermont Elementary’s Big Show presented by The Young Storytellers Foundation on November 29, 2011. One pic was also added to the gallery. More information about the foundation can be found here.