Piranha 3D

First off I’m going to be honest, out of my top 10 films to watch in order to grow up properly Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary is numbers 1 through 4 on that list. Even today watching that fucking undead kid raise hell still creeps the piss straight outta me. But, not as much as news about it’s future remake.

Studio giants Paramount Pictures are close to possibly hiring Piranha 3D director Alexander Aja to direct the long gestating remake of the 1989 classic. The studio is actively trying to get him on board, with talk of a remake happening for what seems like forever and a day. The last thing anyone ever heard of progress on  this was that 1408 screenwriter Matthew Greenberg was writing the script.

Alexander is a very busy man though, currently trying to set up his next big project Cobra: The Space Pirate. Since shitty sounding movies still need money and it’s not even scheduled to start shooting until 2013 it looks like Alexander may be signing his name on the dotted line soon.

Like most people it’s not news of a remake that scares me, but the fact that such a shitty fucking director is going to working a project that frankly- he doesn’t deserve to be on. I loved the original film with a passion, it holds a special place in any King fan’s heart. Aja might end up fooling everyone however and make an actual good movie, but I wouldn’t put any faith in it.

For those that are unfamiliar with this classic tale:

“Sometimes dead is better….”

When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son — and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all…right down to the friendly cat.

But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth — more terrifying than death itself…and hideously more powerful.

Any way this happens though it’s going to happen, not matter who sits in the director chair.

Via: Geek Tyrant


Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. This week we got 2 releases that may be of interest of you, with one being a serious movie and the other being a fun movie.

After that, we got solid set of Old is New that features an oldie, Blu-Ray 3D features something that may be educational, and TV Show DVD section filled with a certain Doctor. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!


James Cameron vs. Piranha 3D


James Cameron, whose movie Avatar is now the highest grossing movie ever, has been a proponent of 3D technology for a while now. His movie helped pave the way for countless movies being released in 3D this year and next. It has become the new Hollywood fad.

But, there’s a hiccup.

Mr. Cameron doesn’t like some of the movies that have been released in 3D, most notably, Piranha 3D. And he went into detail about it during a recent interview with Vanity Fair, because it apparently cheapens the medium.

I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip. And that’s not what’s happening now with 3D. It is a renaissance — right now the biggest and the best films are being made in 3D. Martin Scorsese is making a film in 3D [Hugo Cabret]. Disney’s biggest film of the year — Tron: Legacy — is coming out in 3D. So it’s a whole new ballgame

No surprise, this angered the entire creative team behind Piranha 3D.