Chuck Russell Bites Into "Piranha" Remake

by | June 8, 2005 | Comments

Our daily remake news, courtesy of Variety: Director Chuck Russell, along with Chiller Films, is planning to mount a remake of Joe Dante‘s "Piranha." Working from John Sayles‘ original screenplay, as well as a new spec script from Josh Stolberg & Peter Goldfinger, Russell hopes to bring this tale of underwater carnage to a modern audience.

Producer Mark Canton has some enthusiasm for the project: "We want to take people back to a horror classic which was an enormous success in its day but which will benefit from updated technology." And Mr. Russell has already earned his stripes in the remake department; his 1988 adaptation of "The Blob" is generally well-received by the hardcore horror fans. The director’s most recent films were "Bless the Child" and "The Scorpion King."

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