Awesome news, Tremors fans! Kevin Bacon is set to return to the monster franchise he helped make into a cult classic. A report over at Entertainment Weekly says the semi-serious sci-fi movie is being adapted as a new TV series that sees Bacon return to the franchise for the first time in 25 years. The actor will reprise the role of Valentine McKee, and the setting will head back to the fictional town of Perfection, Nev. Bacon will also serve as executive producer on the new series.
The show will be based on the 1990 movie about giant killer sandworms (is there any other kind?) called Graboids that love to chomp down on people -- or anything that makes noise and causes vibrations . The fan-favorite movie starred Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. Tremors spawned four direct-to-video sequels (some better than others) that saw Gross return as Burt Gummer in all of them, as well as in the 13-episode Tremors: The Series, which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2003. It's not yet known how many actors from the original movie will return.
Developed by Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions, with Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) writing the adaptation, the project is currently being shopped around to various networks.
Bacon said earlier this year that he would love revisiting the character. “Part of what’s great about that movie is there are next to no digital effects. The monsters are done with puppetry, and it’s still off, funny and scary — it’s a cool accomplishment.” Adding, “I’d love to do something else with Tremors and revisit the character 25 years later.” Well, he's getting his wish!
Are you excited to see Kevin Bacon return to the Tremors franchise in a new TV series?