Even though it sometimes goes into hibernation for a few years, Tremors remains one such cult favorite series that refuses to die. And believe it or not, it appears there’s much, much more to come after the next entry into the franchise – A Cold Day in Hell – has its run.
When recently speaking with Bloody Disgusting, series stalwart Michael Gross, Burt Gummer himself, said that “Universal wants to talk about a seventh,” before elaborating with the following:
“It’s just the beginning but I have a very strong idea about it. They tell me I’m not at liberty to discuss it right now but it will also be, if it even happens, this is ridiculously premature, they just like to talk about these things in case they want to pull the trigger quickly on something. So they’re actually preparing and talking to writers. That’s far from meaning it’s ever going to be made, but it’s also putting Burt in a place we’ve never seen him before. More personal vulnerability along with the monsters. I just like to put Burt in uncomfortable situations.”
While if it remains to be seen if the studio digs Gross’ ideas, it’s important they keep taking the series to new and unexpected places, and put the characters in different situations. After all, that’s what helps lead to the longevity of any franchise, with this being no exception. Plus, the ever-evolving Graboids seem to do a decent job of keeping everybody on their toes.
Now, you may be thinking that the in-development TV series that’ll see Kevin Bacon reprise his role from the original Tremors flick may throw a wrench into such plans, but that’s just not the case. Here’s what Gross had to say about both projects moving forward as separate entities:
“No, I’ve not heard a thing from that I truly do think Kevin is doing his own thing. Universal is so big, they have one part of the company doing one thing and another part of the company doing another. That is truly almost in competition with itself. Can you think of a better example of a conglomerate? It’s so big, one hand is doing something separate from the other hand. So that’s just the nature of the beast. This has nothing to do with me. I was never asked to be a part of it. I have no idea what’s going on. Just what I hear. I just know Kevin wants to revisit that character all those years later and I haven’t the slightest idea.”
In the meantime, be sure to check out Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell when it arrives on Blu-ray (pre-order here) on May 1st to see where the saga is headed next.