Universal Cable Productions (“Mr. Robot”) and Blumhouse Productions (HBO’s “The Jinx”) are teaming for a TV series reboot of the 1990 cult classic creature feature “Tremors”.
The big surprise though? Twenty-five years after he first played it, Kevin Bacon is attached to reprise his role as Valentine McKee in the series which he will also executive produce. Andrew Miller is on board to pen the adaptation which is expected to be once again set in the town of Perfection.
The original film dealt with a group of giant monster worm-like creatures that could track people following the vibration of sounds. It was essentially “Jaws” on land but with a more comedic tone and was successful enough to spawn numerous sequels and a short-lived cable series.
No network is attached yet, but multiple bidders are reportedly interested in the project. Also no word if Bacon’s co-star Fred Ward will reprise his role of Earl Bass. Ward was last seen playing the father of Colin Farrell’s character in the most recent season of HBO’s “True Detective”.