The French poster for Alexandre Aja’s 3-D remake of “Piranha” from 1978, surfaced the net today. I think, in the way it manage to capture the story of the movie with its obvious “Jaws” influences, makes it wicked cool and way better than the US theatrical poster.
But perhaps it’s because I grew up in the seventies, I like the French poster better. The theatrical version might attract a younger audience better, or what do you think?
The French Piranha 3-D Poster
US Theatrical Poster
The story in “Piranha 3-D” takes place in the sleepy town Lake Victoria, which gets invaded by hordes of party crazy students. While they starts to celebrate Spring Break, an underwater tremor shakes the lake, which frees a big shoal of bloodthirsty Piranhas, ready to feast on some fresh college meat.
Among the ones, who will try avoiding becoming fish food, we find a lot of well-known names like, Elisabeth Shue, Kelly Brook, Richard Dreyfuss, Jerry O’Connell, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Dina Meyer and Eli Roth.
“Piranha 3-D” will jump out from the silver-screen, ready to munch away, on August 20, 2010.
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