Alex Aja may not be the most trustworthy director—he’s had something of a mixed bag of successes with pretty good High Tension and merely not bad Mirrors—but the more that news emerges about his upcoming Piranha 3D, featuring a slew of terror hotties like Elizabeth Shue and Dina Meyer, the more that this sucker sounds like it’s going to be just plain old amazing.
Naturally, there’s a great cast involved here, with plenty of names like the two I’ve already mentioned. But, as I’ve recently discovered thanks to My Bloody Valentine, 3-D isn’t really just a gimmick but, if properly applied, a useful tool for augmenting a horror movie. And one thing is clear from the rapidly emerging data—the gore factor involved in this one will be likely off the charts.
But is this necessarily going to generate a good film? An established storyline, a solid cast, a splatterific pack of special effects…whether or not it will turn out well remains to be seen, but there is at least some reason to believe that it will. We’ll have to wait until March to find out, though—March 19th.