There have been six installments in the Piranha franchise so far, beginning in 1978. Joe Dante’s Roger Corman-produced original, even if thought up as an obvious answer to Jaws, instantly became a minor ‘B’ classic with a typically sharp John Sayles script. It had a hilariously awful sequel directed by no less than James Cameron in 1981 entitled Piranha 2: The Spawning. Corman produced a surprisingly good TV movie remake in 1995. Then in 2010 we got Piranha 3D which was a lot of fun, and the rather grating Piranha 3DD in 2012. The latter was a commercial disappointment, which is probably why a planned sequel was never put into production…..until now!
It seems that current Piranha franchise rights holder/producer Hisako Tsukaba is currently prepping a new series installment titled Summer of the Piranha [alternatively titled Piranha JPN] over in her home country of Japan, for a planned 2018 release. And Corman himself is on board to executive produce!
And that’s all we know so far, but here’s some concept art courtesy of Bloody Disgusting