Almost three decades after its launch, big changes are coming to the Tremors franchise. While the series is set to welcome a sixth new movie on VOD platforms in 2018, there have also been rumblings that plans are underway to completely reboot the franchise altogether. Today, those rumblings just got a lot louder with new comments from the star of the first Tremors movie, Kevin Bacon.
Speaking with Screen Daily, Bacon revealed that a reboot of the Tremors franchise is indeed close to becoming a reality, it’s just not in the form we were necessarily expecting. “We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” said Bacon during an appearance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Footloose star went on to reveal that, not only will he produce the new show, but he’ll also reprise the role of wise-cracking handyman Valentine McKee from the original 1990 movie.
“It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later,” Bacon said. “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.”
It’s not clear how a serial take on the Tremors story would work, but it’s thought that the show will explore how Valentine McKee’s is getting along 25 years after the events of the first movie. It’s also not known whether or not the show will acknowledge any of the Graboid and Ass-Blaster shenanigans from the five subsequent movies, but I’m sure franchise star Michael Gross would answer the call if Mr. Bacon made it.
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