piranha ii the spawning

Rumor has it that the trailer for Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" will be debuting tomorrow in front of prints of James Cameron's scifi epic "Avatar". Since no one has been privy to that preview yet, let's take a look at the trailer for the 1978 original, which at the time was attempting to cash in on the mega success of "Jaws" (1975).

Previewing the film before "Avatar" makes sense on some level, considering both films are wearing their "RealD" effects proudly. However, we prefer the funnier angle, that this is all somehow a jab at James Cameron, who cut his teeth as a feature film director on the set of "Piranha 2: The Spawning" (1982).