The next “Tremors” has moved into Burt Gummer’s crosshairs.
Franchise mainstay Michael Gross revealed “Tremors 6” has a tentative release date: Jan. 30, 2018. “I appreciate that many of you would like to see it sooner,” the actor wrote on Facebook, “but I will keep you busy with behind the scenes posts.”
Announced in September, the movie continues Universal Pictures’ surprisingly enduring sci-fi action franchise, which began in 1990 with the theatrical release of “Tremors,” starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Reba McEntire and Gross. The original of course laid out the series’ premise, with residents of an isolated desert town battling an enormous sandworm, dubbed a “Graboid.”
A modest box-office success, “Tremors” spawned four (soon to be five) direct-to-video sequels — the last, “Tremors 5: Bloodlines,” was released in 2015 — and a short-lived 2003 television series. Gross has starred as paranoid survivalist Burt Gummer in every installment of the franchise except the prequel “Tremors 4: The Legend Begins,” in which he played Burt’s ancestor Hiram Gummer.
Gross is joined in “Tremors 6” by returning director Don Michael Paul, Jamie Kennedy, who reprises his role as Travis B. Welker from “Tremors 5,” Tanya van Graan, Greg Kriek, Jamie-Lee Money, Christie Peruso and Jenna Upton.
The film apparently will have no connection to the planned “Tremors” TV series announced in 2015 from Universal Cable Prudctions, Blumhouse Productions and Kevin Bacon.