The upcoming sixth entry in the Tremors sequel, directed by Don Michael Paul and written by John Whelpley, has gotten an official title a few months before its May 2018 release. The new film, titled Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, is the second entry in the franchise to be directed by Paul and the third to be written by Whelpley, who wrote the screenplay for Tremors 3: Back to Perfection in 2001, and returned to the series for Tremors 5: Bloodline in 2015.
Paul and Whelpley revived the franchise after Tremors 4: The Legend Begins was released in 2004, introducing Jamie Kennedy as Travis Welker, son of franchise star Burt Gummer (Michael Gross). An official synopsis of the upcoming film reveals:
“Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) 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 artic 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!”
The film was also officially rated PG-13 for creature violence, gore, crude humor, and language. The Tremors franchise is one of the more successful sci-fi/action/creature feature series not to be rated R (usually excessive violence and splatter is necessary for franchises like this to go six entries or longer), and every film in the series has gotten either a PG or PG-13 rating. In addition to the new film, a television series based on the Tremors series is currently in post-production. Kevin Bacon reprises his role as Valentine McKee, which he played in the original film from 1990. The new show also supposedly stars franchise regular Fred Ward as Earl Bassett, as well as Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Shiloh Fernandez (Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead), and P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street).
In 2003, Tremors premiered as a television show starring Michael Gross, but it only lasted for one season. With a recent renewed interest in the Tremors series, however, I could see the new TV show becoming successful, and it’s possible that the initial episodes could function as a catalyst for a series starring Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy, Fred Ward, and maybe even Kevin Bacon in a regular role.
There’s no trailer for Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell yet, but there probably will be one soon with a release date in May of 2018!
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Source: Bloody Disgusting