Tremors 5: Bloodlines may have taken more than a decade to make it from script to screen (more on that later), but today we finally got a glimpse of what fans around the globe have long been waiting for: the trailer.
Universal Home Entertainment released the trailer for the fifth film in the franchise, showing us what we can expect come this October, when Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) is once more recruited to go Graboid hunting, only this time he’s headed to South Africa.
So what did we learn from the Tremors 5 trailer that we didn’t know before?
1. Tremors 5 has a tagline
2. Burt is back
We knew Burt Gummer was being brought back for another mission, but in the trailer we get to hear him utter the words, “You’ve got Graboids” before seeing him prepare for attack more than once.
3. …and so are the Graboids and Ass Blasters… sort of
We’ve been promised new versions of the Graboids and Ass Blasters, and the trailer teases them more than once.
Is that a Graboid above?
And these must be Ass Blasters? They look almost Shrieker-y and Graboid-y – that mouth – at the same time.
4. Burt has some new allies
Every Tremors movie gives us a new duo to lead the fight against the creatures, with Tremors 5 offering up Scream‘s Jamie Kennedy as the tech-savvy Travis (above and below).
There’s also a new female character in the shape of Nyala (Pearl Thusi), who appears to know her way around a bow and arrow…
5. There are quite a few movie references
Something immediately obvious from the short trailer is that there are quite a few references to other movies, starting with the kitchen scene from Jurassic Park…
…along with a shot that’s very Hunger Games…
…while Burt quotes “The bitch is back” from the Alien 3 poster and trailer…
…and in one of the final shots of the trailer, Travis misquotes Die Hard‘s John McClane as he comes face to face with what looks like a next generation Ass Blaster…
Tremors 5 is available to buy from 6 October 2015 and is up for pre-order right now as a Blu-ray and DVD
I detail the film’s 10 year journey from script to screen in my new book, Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors – you’ll want to read all about the twists and turns behind the scenes before you see the film!
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