There has been a lot of buzz lately about the Piranha remake, and word that Alexandre Aja, the High Tension master, was going to helm it. It's time to either rejoice or moan horror fans, as the rumors have turned out to be true. Variety has reported that the French filmmaker will re-make the 1978 film. It's only fitting that he take the helm, considering the names that are connected with it. The original is a Joe Dante and John Sayles parody of Steven Spielberg's Jaws, and the sequel, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning was directed by none other than James Cameron. Hmm... Are underwater toe nibbles the key to future directorial success?

It seems that Aja's plan is to make the remake an homage to the "creature films that made me fall in love with the genre." He's already gearing to do a rewrite of the script from Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. In the current fishy incarnation, Spring breakers are cavorting around Lake Havasu, Arizona, when a tremor that opens ground beneath the lake and unleashes ravenous piranhas into the water. The film is under the Dimension umbrella, and Bob Weinstein says of the plan: "We will maintain the fun and thrilling aspects of the original film but look forward to upping the ante with a modern-day twist." I can only assume that this twist will be in the form of much more gory piranha feasts and humorous, yet tense, filmmaking. Is anyone else ready for those crazy little fish and sharp-as-hell teeth?