Actor Kevin Bacon has confirmed that not only is the pilot for a TV series remake of iconic creature feature “Tremors” a go, it has found a home on the Syfy network.
Speaking with Screen Daily, Bacon confirms he’s reprising his role of Valentine McKee from the first film and will executive produce the series:
“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy. It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later. It [‘Tremors’] is a really good movie. I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it. It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.”
The plan is to maintain the continuity with Ron Underwood’s original 1990 film which also starred Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. The story followed a group of unfortunate souls who find themselves facing off against monstrous sandworm creatures living beneath the earth of a small Nevada town. Several sequels, and a short-lived 2003 series followed.
Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions are producing with Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”) attached to script. Bacon is currently headlining the Amazon comedy series “I Love Dick”.