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Piranha Feels Bite of Release Reshuffling

Update: August date is locked

We predicted via our Twitter account yesterday that we’d be surprised if Alex Aja’s Piranha 3D made its April 16 release date.

You see, The Weinstein Company has fallen on hard times. Nine is a financial disaster, despite its Golden Globe nominations. And their 2009 genre box office was gloomy.

The company has announced Piranha 3D has been pushed out of April into an August 27 slot. David Glaser, a senior Weinstein Co. executive, tells the L.A. Times that the decision was not motivated by finances.

August has been a hit or miss month for TWC, many of their Dimension horror releases have come out in late-summer. Halloween II bowed around that time… but tanked.

Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the furious fish! For more on the film, visit (or revisit) our three-part set visit here, here, and here.

Source: Shock Till You Drop