Almost a year and a half ago, word came out that Kevin Bacon would be part of a new Tremors TV series. He was expected to executive produce and reprise his role of Valentine McKee from the 1990 film with Fred Ward. Bacon has recently confirmed that the pilot is going ahead and it has found a home at Syfy:
“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 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.”
Bacon spent three season on The Following and is now headlining the Amazon comedy I Love Dick. The first Tremors film made only $16 million at the domestic box office, but became a cult classic on home video. Along with Bacon and Ward, the film starred Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire facing off against “Graboids,” monstrous sandworm creatures living beneath the earth in Perfection, Nevada.
The film got one big screen sequel, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, in 1996. A direct-to-video sequel, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) and prequel, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004) followed along with a short-lived Tremors TV series. 2015 saw another direct-to-video sequel, Tremors 5: Bloodlines.
No word yet on whether Fred Ward will have any involvement in the production.
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