First Image of the Juiced Piranha from PIRANHA 3D

     July 28, 2010

Look, it’s very simple. Do you want something more from 3D? Perhaps, more shit flying in your face (as Eli Roth would put it), lots of bloody mayhem by the razor-sharp teeth of piranha on steroids, and lots of babes? If you answered yes, to all of that, then Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3D is going to give you everything you asked for, and more. We have the first image of those beefed-up fish, and it should be clear that these things do not mess around. After watching some of the opening scenes last week during Comic-Con and having my WTF meter break in the process, this is just the beginning. I truly can’t wait until Dimension releases a red-band trailer for everyone.

Join me after the break to see the full image, the current trailer, a synopsis of the film, and my initial impressions.

Image via EW.com.

Piranha 3D will undoubtedly be the bloodiest film ever released in 3D, and I have only seen about six minutes of footage. In fact, if Eli Roth is to be believed, this is easily the bloodiest film to be made and actually have a normal theatrical release in the U.S. How it can ever keep up the sheer absurdity of the opening clip that was screened last Thursday is beyond me, but I certainly hope it does. They decided to make the piranha a bit beefier because these aren’t your regular fish; they are relics of the pre-historic past that an underwater tremor unleashes on the hapless people of the fake Lake Victoria. Piranha 3D hits theaters on August 20, 2010 and is definitely rated R. If the images and trailer below doesn’t satisfy you, you can click here to check out our coverage of the footage that was shown during Comic-Con, click here to read our interview with director Alexandre Aja, and stay tuned for my exclusive video interviews with the cast and crew.

Here’s the trailer for the film:

Here’s the official synopsis:

From director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) comes the new action thriller PIRANHA 3D. Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there’s something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the areas new razor-toothed residents. The film stars Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries), Elisabeth Shue, Jerry OConnell, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, and Kelly Brook.

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