What do you feel rumbling beneath your feet? A possible reboot, that’s what!
People don’t really talk about Tremors much but, dang it, it’s a damn fine film. Fun, scary and full of memorable characters, the Ron Underwood-directed film about massive man-eating worms might not have become as big as Jurassic Park or other monster movies but it still holds a special place in many horror hounds’ hearts.
Like all good things, it seems that Tremors is now being rebooted. This news comes from none other than the man who is allegedly going to direct the film. So what’s the deal?
Don Michael Paul, director of Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Who’s Your Caddy and Half Past Dead, casually stated in a blog post on his site that he will be helming a Tremors reboot. Here’s what the film maker had to say:
After I finish up “Company Of Heroes: The Fourth Reich” I will be headed to Johannesburg, South Africa to reboot the “Tremors” franchise for Universal. Big year ahead and I’m excited to keep it going with the support of all you genre movie lovers out there.
Jeez, you’d think he would have started with that big news and not saved it for the end of his post.
Now, he doesn’t actually say he will direct the Tremors reboot but it seems like that’s the case. His track record is…sketchy at best but that’s not to say he can’t handle a reboot of these beloved and hungry giant worms.
There have been attempted Tremors reboots before but they never got off the ground. Will Paul be the man who finally gets it done? And if he does, will it be a sequel or a straight-up reboot? How big will this project be for Universal? Will it be a small film, like Underwood’s original or will they aim for something bigger, louder and stuffed to the gills with SFX?
Many will balk and say they have no interest in a Tremors film without Kevin Bacon or Fred Ward. But let’s be honest: if the Graboids are good enough, we’ll all be more than willing to watch a brand new cast try and outrun them. That being said, I can’t deny that I would love, love, love to see Bacon return and practice his fancy footwork on top of these killer worms.
Expect to hear an official confirmation or denial from Universal in the near future. It seems that Don Michael Paul just let the
cat worm out of the bag.
Source: Don Michael Paul’s blog