In an age of endless remakes and reboots, all the oldies but goodies are being revived. Either on the big screen, or on the small screen, we are now once again seeing classics being repackaged and submitted for consumption by the masses. One classic sci-fi/horror film that has been long rumored to go down this route is Tremors. In the original, killer sandworms stalked the residents of Perfection, Nevada. The films had the right blend of comedy and horror and as a result, we got four direct-to-video sequels.
For some time, it was rumored that a TV series for Tremors was going to be coming. SyFy (the Sci-Fi Channel) is partnering with Blumhouse, and is now developing a Tremors TV show. But that’s not all…Actor Kevin Bacon, who starred in the original, recently confirmed that he will be involved in the series as well.
“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.”
Bacon only appeared in the original film back in 1990 and has since then had an illustrious movie and TV career. Most of the sequels focused on Michael Gross’s character Burt Gummer in Bacon’s absence. It’s unknown is Gross, or Fred Ward’s Earl Bassett will return as well. Right now it is unknown if this will be a reboot, or a continuation of the Tremors franchise. Either way, this is good news for Tremors fans.
Source: TV Web