Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, the sixth film in the movie franchise that started in 1990, isn’t even out yet. It will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital platforms on May 1st in the US and May 14th in the UK. And yet a seventh film is already in development. ‘Bloody Disgusting’ spoke with Michael Gross, who plays graboid hunter Burt Gummer, about the sixth episode in which he battles graboids in Arctic climates, and Gross revealed that a seventh film is already in development but couldn’t reveal anything about the plot.
“Believe it or not, Universal wants to talk about a seventh. Wow, all I can say is who would have guessed in 1989 when I filmed the first one that this would have these sorts of legs? It’s kind of amazing to me.”
“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 Bert 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.”
However, Jamie Kennedy seemed to know nothing about it when asked.
“No, are they making it? That’s amazing if that’s true. I know that to see how this movie’s going, it’s been going really well. People really like it. We’ve been promoting the hell out of it so hopefully if it keeps going then we would do another one.”
There’s also a Tremors TV series coming from Universal Cable in which Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward reprise their roles from the first movie. Gross said that his series will carry on separately.
“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.”
It seems that we’ll be hearing from the graboids for plenty more years to come….