The original Tremors is a true cult classic from the early ’90s that has more than its fair share of dedicated fans. You’ve got Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Victor Wong, and Reba McEntire all in a desert town being stalked by a bunch of underground creatures… what’s not to love? Of course, the magic quickly wore off throughout the three sequels that followed, but I guess that’s to be expected when most of the cast and crew jump ship. Recently we heard rumours that Tremors director Ron Underwood was going to be reteaming with writers S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock for a new movie called Night Crew. Now this week, Cinema Blend brings us the strange news of yet another possible Tremors sequel.
According to an inside source at Universal, there is a fifth Tremors movie in development with the tentative title Tremors: The Thunder From Down Under. As you can probably guess, it will take place in Australia, but it’s unclear whether Wilson or Maddock will have anything to do with it (the duo took turns directing parts 2, 3 and 4). We all know that Michael Gross is likely to be the only returning cast member, but I just might be interested if they can somehow get Paul Hogan on board! In all seriousness though, this is one situation where a sequel seems kind of pointless — if anything, a reboot makes more sense. A direct-to-DVD Tremors 5 won’t be doing anyone any favours. I just hope this doesn’t mean Night Crew isn’t happening, because I’d much rather see something new from the same team, than a rehash of an old classic. What do the Tremors fans out there have to say about this project?