Film

Universal is sending ‘Tremors 6’ straight to home video

Not expected to hit theaters

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The original “Tremors” started a horror franchise back in 1990. The film was directed by Ron Underwood and featured Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward and Finn Carter. Since then, the franchise has put out four additional titles, and a sixth installment is coming straight to home-video in 2018. The original film made over $16M in theaters back in 1990, where it competed against films like “Born on the Fourth of July,” “War of the Roses” and “Tango and Cash”.

The studio describes the story stating, “Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms”. The film will be the latest installment to the “Tremors” franchise, but it probably won’t be the last.

Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, the new film will be a horror-comedy, and will follow characters at a remote research station where they come under attack by a creature the film calls Graboids. Tremors 6 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“This is going to be the craziest, most over-the-top movie in the Tremors saga to date,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “It takes the franchise’s signature combination of suspense, action and humor to new explosive heights.”

Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” Tremors franchise) and Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” Scream franchise) return as Burt Gummer and Travis Welker, joined by franchise newcomers Tanya van Graan (Death Race: Inferno, Zulu), Rob van Vuuren (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Greg Kriek (Momentum).

Tremors 6 is directed by Don Michael Paul (Sniper: Legacy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines) from a script by John Whelpley (Tremors 5: Bloodlines, “Dallas”). The film is produced by Mike Elliot (Kindergarten Cop 2, Halloween II). The director of photography is Hein de Vos (District 9, Dominion).

In the film Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up hunted by Graboids 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.