The film, which opens Friday in theaters and through on-demand video services, was originally scheduled to debut last October, but Gulager said production was delayed so the cast and crew could film in warmer weather at the Jungle Rapids waterpark in Wilmington, N.C. The filmmakers admit that the premise is outlandish but the setting was too fun to dismiss.
"I don't even know if we can top it," lamented sequel director John Gulager, whose horror film "Feast" was the subject of the Bravo moviemaking documentary series "Project Greenlight" in 2005. "I don't think that was totally our goal. We just wanted to be different. They had Academy Award-winning actors and stuff. We just wanted to have our own separate story."