No more rumors. Tremors 5 is official. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has begun principal photography on the sequel in South Africa.
Michael Gross, as previously reported, returns for his fifth appearance in the Tremors films alongside new cast member, Scream film series star Jamie Kennedy in this original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Tremors 5 will be released on Blu-Ray Hi-Def, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.
The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids.
The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters.
In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise (of course) that raises the stakes in the battle for survival.
“The Tremors franchise has built a reputation for high intensity fun and suspense and this installment takes it to a whole new level,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment.
Gross returns as weapons enthusiast and expert subterranean creature hunter Burt Gummer with Kennedy as his new right hand man, tech-savvy Travis.
The film is directed by Don Michael Paul.