A monster movie that spawned a franchise and became a cult favorite is in the works to become a TV series. Variety reports that Syfy is working on a reboot of “Tremors,” the 1990 Kevin Bacon movie about giant underground worms in the Nevada desert.
The movie spawned a number of direct-to-video sequels, and the franchise also spun off into a previous TV show, “Tremors: The Series,” which aired originally in 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel before the channel evolved into Syfy.
That series lasted 13 episodes, but unlike the 2003 show the new project has Bacon back on board to reprise his role as handyman Valentine McKee, along with executive producing.
“The TV series would pick up 25 years after the original film left off,” Variety reports. “The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed the small town of Perfection, Nevada, 25 years ago are back and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once, but to do it again, he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.”
Andrew Miller wrote the pilot and will be showrunner and executive producer on the Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television series, with David Schiff also executive producing.
The report quotes Bacon saying: “This is the only character I’ve played that I’ve ever thought about revisiting. I just got to thinking, where would this guy end up after 25 years? Andrew Miller has a fantastic take on it and we hope to create a show that will be fun and scary for fans of the movie and folks that have yet to discover it. Let’s kick some Graboid ass!”