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The Tremors reboot may not be a reboot afterall

July 30th, 2014 by Marc Comments

So, about this Tremors reboot you may have heard about.

Moviehole are reporting that the new film, currently casting for a September kick-off in South Africa (where quite a few of Universal’s recent direct-to-DVD sequels have been shot), is about as much a do-over as Tron Legacy or Star Wars Episode VII. In other words, it totally bows to the graboid of the original, and that includes paying respect to those who’ve previously done battle with the ‘mother hoppers’.

So though there’s a couple of new, over-keen young cats in the film (with all their whiz-bang modern-day – didn’t have that in 1990 stuff – contraptions) there’s one big stout link to the original films – and that’s Burt Gummer (or ‘The Gummer’ as he’s nicknamed in this). And as if we’d want it any other way, Michael Gross is back to reprise the role of the heavily-armed monster-buster.

Don Michael Paul, currently on “Jarhead 2″ starring Cole Hauser and Esai Morales, is lensing “Tremors 5″ (and yes, that’s the title on the script).
Paul has already directed a fair few direct to disc/VOD sequels, such as Sniper 5: Legacy and Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

It might kick off the series again, but the new film is more sequel than redo. With the movie being direct to disk and VOD I am doubtful this will introduce a new generation to giant, killer worms with the same impact that the original did.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….