Kevin Bacon Wants To Bring Back ‘Tremors’ As TV Show | TV News
A steady cult following has seemingly maintained the Tremors franchise for 25 years, going all the way back to 1990 with the first and best film strung along with a series of mediocre direct-to-video sequels including a recent fifth film releasing this year apparently. The Fox network are attempting a TV reboot for the franchise bringing Kevin Bacon back to reprise his original role in the first movie.
Jason Blum will be heading the production, about subterranean slug-like monsters that hunt by consuming anything walking on the desert sand of the American west. Bacon co-starred with Fred Ward who attempt to defend their home town making sure to stay on the rooftops of buildings. Interestingly this isn’t the first time an attempted TV adaptation was produced, back in 2003 the SciFi (SyFy) channel had a one season run with only one actor reprising his role and in every film made; Michael Gross.
No release schedule has been confirmed or other cast members being eyed, however IGN spoke with Bacon in which he expressed his desire to reprise his Valentine McKee role in Tremors: “I’d love to do something else with Tremors and revisit the character 25 years later”, he said. “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”.