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

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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