The Los Angeles Times is reporting that The Weinstein Company is delaying the premiere of Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D, moving the action thriller from April 16 to sometime in August at the earliest:

Weinstein Co. said it was relocating Piranha 3D, one of its more highly anticipated releases, to get out of the way of Lionsgate's movie Kick-Ass, which also opens that weekend and may appeal to the same young demographics.

Piranha 3D stars Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Dina Meyer, Brooklynn Proulx, Quinn Lord, Riley Steele, Jessica Szohr, Jerry O'Connell, Cody Longo and Ricardo Chavira.

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In the film, a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on beautiful Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. But our heroine (Shue) is seriously outnumbered, and with only one chance to save the lake and her family from totally being devoured, she must risk everything to destroy the aquatic carnivores herself.

Check out the new photos we just posted /bloody-new-piranha-3d-images-turn-the-water-red/here, as well as the /piranha-3d-trailer-arrives/trailer.