This edition of sequel bits has something for almost everyone. We’ve got the tweet girls, we’ve got the teen guys, we’ve got the family crowd, pet lovers and the horror crowd. After the jump read about the following:

  • Barry Sonnenfeld confirmed that Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are both aliens in MIB 3.
  • Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez will likely be back for Machette Kills 
  • Michael Madsen says he’s back for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
  • A new poster has been revealed for Piranha 3DD.
  • The third (there was a second?) Beverly Hills Chihuahua film just got a release date.
  • John Hawkes talks about preparing for Switch, a Jackie Brown prequel

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Everyone has something to say in today’s Sequel Bits, whether it’s Star Trek 2 co-writer Alex Kurtzman on the magneticism of Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Englund on Freddy Krueger’s backstory, or Frank Spotnitz on the possibility of another X-Files movie. Also after the jump:

  • Details on the new (in-canon) video game sequel to Aliens
  • James Cameron and Jon Landau have big plans for the Avatar franchise
  • The MPAA stamps Piranha 3DD with a well deserved R rating

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You knew this was coming. Did you think the first trailer for Piranha 3DD exhibited far too much good taste? (Unlikely, but you never know.) If so, this red-band version… actually will probably leave you thinking the same thing. It is more or less the same trailer, with perhaps a bit more blood and quite a few added naked people. One doesn’t hire strippers as lifeguards to have them keep their suits on, I suppose.

Check out all the, uh, action below. Read More »

It’s not often you’ll see Piranha 3DD and Anna Karenina mentioned in the same breath, but every film needs a release date, no matter how trashy or elegant. After the jump, check out new release dates for those two movies, plus Henry Cavill‘s The Cold Light of Day, Robert Pattinson‘s Bel Ami, and the comedy Lola Versus.

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Contrary to the quote I’ve chosen to headline this article, I kinda do like this. Something tells me I shouldn’t, and some of what is shown off in the trailer for John Gulager‘s Piranha 3DD is unremittingly awful. The very concept is pretty embarrassing. But the 2010 Piranha 3D was a movie that made me laugh like crazy. Sometimes I laughed with it, and sometimes at it, but since the whole enterprise was an unvarnished piece of exploitation I don’t think that distinction matters much.

The sequel appears to have one ambition, which is to make the exploitative aspects of the 2010 movie seem timid. This trailer makes Piranha 3DD look dumb and gross — not just blood and guts gross, but “I hope my mom doesn’t know I’m enjoying this” gross. It also makes the film look like one that I’ll howl at once again, possibly in pure disbelief that anyone paid for and acted in it.

All that said, while there is nothing in this trailer that is technically not safe for work, some workplaces will probably be a lot less tolerant than others about rolling this one. Check it out below. Read More »

Everything gets a sequel now: big tentpole event films, popular TV shows, and low-rent horror films. Especially low-rent horror films. After the break you’ll find:

  • The latest minor rumblings on J.J. Abrams’ sequel to Star Trek,
  • Word on a new version, a ‘requel’ if you will, of Killer Klowns From Outer Space,
  • Assurance that Piranha 3DD isn’t getting dumped on video in the US,
  • Turtle’s comments about an Entourage movie,
  • and the first image of Jemaine Clement in Men in Black III.

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‘Piranha 3DD’ Scream Awards Teaser Trailer

Here’s the first teaser footage from Dimension’s Piranha 3DD, the sequel to Alexandre Aja’s revival of the Piranha series. If this teaser is to be believed, Feast director John Gulager hasn’t changed the formula at all, so this sequel has some sort of story (featuring David Hasselhoff) partially pushed to the background as another group of partying bikini-clad beach babes gets chewed up by hungry prehistoric fish.

We see a glimpse of returning actors Christopher Lloyd and Ving Rhames, the latter of which comes bearing a Robert Rodriguez touch. That, and the whole tone of this teaser, makes Piranha 3DD look like something that might appeal to anyone who enjoyed the low-brow silliness of the last movie. In other words, this is exactly what you expect it to be. Oh, and it is mildly NSFW, as the title suggests. Read More »

Thursday has been another day of release date dominoes. First Disney shuffled around a few dates including the resurrected Lone Ranger and Patty Jenkins-helmed Thor 2. Now Warner Bros. has moved up Guillermo Del Toro‘s sci-fi action epic Pacific Rim from July 12, 2013 to May 10, 2013. In more immediate news, The Weinstein Company has pushed their Michelle Williams film My Week With Marilyn back from November 4 to 23 and, as a result, Piranha 3DD is now off that date. The horror sequel is now slated for the discouragingly vague “2012.” Read some possible reasons for all of these shifts after the jump. Read More »

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