Tremors 6 Set for January 2018 Release

The Graboids are returning to terrorize humanity. Michael Gross took to his Twitter account recently to announce that a sixth installment in the franchise will be released January 30, 2018, probably as either direct-to-video, like the previous four films, or streaming. He also promises to post behind-the-scenes photos. Gross is the only actor to have appeared in all incarnations of the series, including the thirteen episode 2003 TV series.

McEntire and Gross

The Gummers gunning down a Graboid

The series began with Tremors in 199o and starred Kevin Bacon as Valentine “Val” McKee and Fred Ward as Earl Bass alongside Gross and Reba McEntire as the survivalist couple Burt and Heather Gummer. Strange sandworms begin attacking the inhabitants of the old mining town of Perfection, Nevada. The townsfolk begin battling the beasts, eventually defeating them, or at least that is what they assume. The second film, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, saw Earl and Burt in Sonora, Mexico battling not just Graboids but introduce the Shriekers, which are similar creatures. The next film, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, had some government types trying to claim the Graboids are endangered species. It introduces the Ass-Blasters, flying creatures that spawn from the Shriekers. It ends with Perfection becoming a sanctuary for the creatures. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins shows how the town of Rejection became Perfection and introduces viewers to Hiram Gummer, Burt’s great-grandfather, who, though initially anti-guns, modifies his position as the Graboids start to attack the town and its inhabitants. Then there’s the film before this new one, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, which finds Burt now hosting a survivalist show. He and his cameraman Travis Welker (who turns out to be his son), played by Jamie Kennedy, travel to South Africa, uncovering not just a fossilized Graboid that is a new species, but also the mother Graboid that Burt dubs The Queen Bitch.

Movieweb.com has a synopsis of the new film, which sends our heroes north of the border:

“Burt Gummer and his son Travis Welker find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom, but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid.”

Kennedy and Gross

Gummer and Welker down in Africa

Joining Gross and Kennedy in this return to the fray are Bloodlines director Don Michael Paul and screenwriter John Whelpley. Filming started in January in South Africa.

And if that isn’t enough, Digital Spy reports that Bacon is starring in a ten-episode TV series on Amazon that will ignore all the sequels to the original, focusing on Valentine McGee’s exploits after the action of the original film.

 

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