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Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Tremors”This sci-fi crowd-pleaser about giant vibration-enraged worms in the desert is burrowing its way into present day for a shot at television. Syfy recently picked up the pilot that will revive the franchise with the film’s original lead, Kevin Bacon, 25 years after the enormous worms destroyed the small town of Perfection, Nevada. Susie Farris Casting is on deck to flesh out the rest of the cast on the project. While Bacon is being brought back for the series’ first episode, it’s unclear if other actors who starred in the movie, such as Fred Ward, Michael Gross, or Reba McEntire, will play any role in the project. The production is still in its infancy but cameras are expected to start rolling in late summer. New »
The future of a reality show (Bachelor in Paradise) remains in question after an alleged incident between contestants and a producer's actions shut production down and the cast scattering in the wind. Sound familiar? It should to Law & Order: Svu fans. NBC's long-running police drama took on reality TV and sexual assault in "Assaulting Reality," a season 17 episode. The episode starred Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish, Ice T, Peter Scanavino and Raúl Esparza, with guest stars The Secret World of Alex Mack's Larisa Oleynik, Hot in Cleveland's Wendie Malick and Family Ties veteran Michael Gross. In "Assaulting Reality," the detectives watched a fake reality show, Heart's »
Clear your calendars, lovers of monsters and B-movies, because Tremors 6 is on the way. And now we know when you will be able to see it. Just don't expect to be seeing it in a theater near you, as it will likely be direct-to-video, but still. Thanks to franchise star Michael Gross, it has been confirmed that Tremors 6 will rear its head from the sand, and maybe even the ice this time around, in January 2018.
Michael Gross, who (usually) plays Burt Gummer in the Tremors franchise, took to Facebook to announced that Universal has settled on a release date for Tremors 6. The movie is now set to arrive on January 30, 2018. That will put it right in the heart of a pretty slow time during the year in terms of movie releases, so that could pay off. But the movie won't really be relying on box office since »
Earlier this year, it was officially announced that Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) will go up against more Graboids in Tremors 6, and now Gross has revealed the release date for the sequel.
No other updates are known at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers posted on further details as they are revealed. In the meantime, we have the previous press release with the official synopsis and casting info:
Previous Press Release:Universal City, California, February 16, 2017 – Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms in the newest action-packed entry in the wildly popular Tremors franchise. Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, this »
- Derek Anderson
It’s been a couple of years since Universal released Tremors 5: Bloodlines, and now the studio have announced that stars Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy are returning for a sixth installment in the franchise which is now in production in Cape Town, South Africa. Says Universal 1440 Entertainment’s executive vice president Glenn Ross: “This is going to be the craziest, most over-the-top movie in the Tremors saga to date. It takes the franchise’s signature combination of suspense, action and humor to new explosive heights.”
Tremors 6 comes from director Don Michael Paul (Tremors 5, Sniper: Legacy) and also stars Tanya van Graan (Death Race: Inferno), Rob van Vuuren (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Greg Kriek (Momentum).
The official synopsis:
- Phil Wheat
Following 2015’s Tremors 5: Bloodlines, Universal has announced that Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy are returning for a sixth instalment in the cult monster franchise Tremors, which is now in production in South Africa ahead of a straight-to-video release next year.
“This is going to be the craziest, most over-the-top movie in the Tremors saga to date,” states Universal 1440 Entertainment’s executive vice president Glenn Ross. “It takes the franchise’s signature combination of suspense, action and humor to new explosive heights.”
Here’s the official synopsis…
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, »
- Gary Collinson
Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms in the newest action-packed entry in the wildly popular Tremors franchise. Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, this outrageous horror comedy finds the pair at a remote research station where they come under attack by what Burt fears could be weaponized Graboids. Tremors 6 will be released on Blu-rayT, DVD and Digital HD in 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment.
"This is going to be the craziest, most over-the-top movie in the Tremors saga to date. It takes the franchise's signature combination of suspense, action and humor to new explosive heights."
Back in September, Michael Gross revealed that Tremors 6 was moving forward with Burt Gummer and Jamie Kennedy's Travis Welker returning to go up against the Graboids. Today, Universal 1440 Entertainment announced that production is officially underway on Tremors 6 in South Africa, with the sequel slated to come out Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD in 2018.
You can check out the official synopsis and cast list for Tremors 6 below, and be sure to stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.
Press Release: Universal City, California, February 16, 2017 – Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms in the newest action-packed entry in the wildly popular Tremors franchise. Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, this outrageous horror comedy finds the pair at a remote research station where they come under attack by what Burt fears could be weaponized Graboids. »
- Derek Anderson
Simon Brew Jan 17, 2017
Work starts in earnest on Tremors 6 next week, it's been confirmed...
Recently, we went through the back catalogue of direct to DVD Tremors sequels, and were happy to report there were some pleasant surprises in there. You can find that article here.
We’re going to have to extend it in due course though, as we’ve now learned that Tremors 6 is going to go before the cameras this week. Michael Gross is reprising the role of Burt Gummer in the movie, with Jamie Kennedy also appearing in the movie.
The shoot will take place in South Africa, and Don Michael Paul will be back to direct as well.
Here’s the post from Michael Gross confirming the news…
We’re guessing »
It isn't at all uncommon for sci-fi or horror franchises to get a few low-budget sequels that many people don't even realize were released in the first place. That has been the case with the Tremors franchise for about two decades now and a trend that is going to be continuing with yet another movie in the series. Did you even know there was a Tremors 5? Well there was, and apparently it did well enough for Universal to move ahead with Tremors 6.
Actor Michael Gross, who has fully embraced the franchise and has appeared in all of the sequels, as well as the 2003 Tremors TV series, recently made the announcement that Tremors 6 has been given the green light. The 69-year-old actor took to his Facebook page in order to make the announcement to his fans and he seemed pretty enthusiastic about it. Here is what he had to say. »
10 items from 2017
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