Kevin Bacon to Star in TV Reboot of Sci-Fi Cult Classic Tremors

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Bacon, 57, hinted at the news when he posted a throwback pic of himself and wife Kyra Sedgwick on Twitter on Tuesday, Nov. 24, captioning the pic, “Me and @kyrasedgwick 9 months pregnant 26 years ago on the #Tremors set. There’s a TV series in the works reviving the sci-fi franchise Tremors — and original star Kevin Bacon is back on board as an actor and executive producer.In an interview earlier this year, Kevin Bacon remarked about his fondness for the “Tremors” series, saying “I’d love to do something else with “Tremors” and revisit the character 25 years later.” Blumhouse Productions and Universal Cable Productions are developing a series based on the series of sci-fi films, which include the Bacon-starring 1990 original, five direct-to-video sequels and a 13-episode SciFi Channel series from 2003.The corpses of the Graboids in ‘Tremors 5‘ haven’t even gone cold yet as we learn that the franchise is being rebooted for a new television series that will mark the return of Kevin Bacon (‘X-Men: First Class‘,’Apollo 13′). Might be time to head back to Perfection.” The actor, who most recently starred on Fox’s The Following, played Valentine McKee, who lived in the remote town of Perfection when it was invaded by giant man-eating worms called Graboids.

Fair warning, though; this movie might make you avoid stepping foot on the ground for a loooong time — until you inevitably have to give up your floor embargo to use the bathroom and/or stay hydrated, at which point you’ll do the hop-step maneuver as quietly as possible, guaranteed. He told Vice in August that he was eager to reboot Tremors. “It’s a surprisingly good movie, I remember it being a little more sillier that it is,” he said, adding that Valentine is “the only character that I’ve ever done that I’m interested in revisiting 25 years on.” “I look at the guy and he’s stuck in this town with this other guy, he’s got all these dreams, delusions of grandeur … but he’s really sort of stuck and when you get to the end of the movie you feel like, you’re kind of hopeful that he is gonna make a move, and gets the guts to kiss the girl and pulls his s–t together,” he added. “The question on whether that happens or not, to me is an interesting question.” Andrew Miller (‘The Secret Circle’) has been tapped to write the script though no word as to who will be directing the series quite yet or which networks they are shopping it to. Bacon will be reprising his role as Valentine McKee, the repairman tasked with saving his small town from the monsters that live underground — except this time, it’s 25 years later. As evidenced by his tweet from Tuesday, Perfection, Nev., the setting of the original film, is clearly a place Bacon would like to return to, regardless of its giant worm problem.

For the uninitiated, the movie revolves around earthquake-inducing ground worms that are enormous and deadly and have a series of snake-tongue things that can and will destroy you in the matter of seconds. Currently it looks as if the series will be a reboot starting from the original movie and will have nothing to do with the often forgotten about 2003 13-episode ‘Tremors’ TV series which took place after the events in ‘Tremors 3: Back to Perfection’. And honestly, I’m not sure what I’m more excited for: More television shows to scare the bejeezus out of me, a chance to relive the delightfully zany ‘90s desert world of Tremors, or to have more Kevin Bacon in my life on the regular. Bacon, who recently starred in Fox’s The Following, only appeared in the original Tremors (and doubtless turned down ample opportunities to be involved with the sequels). It if it pans out, it would mean a return to television for Bacon, whose grisly Kevin Williamson drama “The Following” never developed into quite the hit Fox had anticipated.

They can’t break through giant boulders, of course, but they can invade the foundations of buildings and pretty much everything else, so barely anywhere is safe. Oh, and they use sound to pinpoint your exact location so they can execute the ground-breaking sneak attack without you having a clue they’re coming … except for that rumbling little feeling of course.

The first ‘Tremors’ took place in an isolated Nevada town called Perfection which was being studied for the actual tremors that were taking place around it. Night Shyamalan unknown stuff that totally terrifies me (and although the movie was unintentionally hilarious, a TV version could be legitimately scary). It’s the underground thing that freaks me out; give me a serial killer or a ghost any day over an unknown entity that can’t be seen or defined or understood. The monsters are done with puppetry, and it’s still off, funny and scary — it’s a cool accomplishment.” UCP and Blumhouse are currently shopping the project around to various networks and we’re told “multiple bidders” are interested. It was unclear if these creatures were alien in nature but one of the later films showed that they had even been present in the wild west so had been on Earth for quite some time.

A couple of years ago in an interview with The Telegraph Bacon mentioned that he “broke down and fell to the sidewalk, screaming to my pregnant wife, ‘I can’t believe I’m doing a movie about underground worms!” He initially felt that this was his career’s low point before the movie ended up being released to favorable reviews and obtaining a cult classic status. That creeptastic monster killing off the townspeople one by one as they struggle to anticipate where it’s coming from and what it even is enough to send me to bed early, insisting that I sleep with the lights on. Not only will Tremors most likely attract original fans of the 1990 movie, but it will probably also attract a whole new generation of horror-lovers already tuning into scary funny television shows, ones like American Horror Story and Scream Queens.

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