A TV reboot of the 1990 cult classic film Tremors is in the works from Universal Cable Prods and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Prods., with the original pic’s star Kevin Bacon attached to reprise his role. Bacon also is exec producing and Andrew Miller is on board to pen the adaptation.
Coming off his role on Fox’s The Following, Bacon would return after 25 years to the role of Valentine McKee and the town of Perfection. The cult film about giant man-eating worms, produced by UCP film sibling Universal Pictures, spawned four direct-to-video sequels. Bacon was only in the original pic. It also generated a TV spinoff called Tremors: The Series, which aired for one season on what was then the Sci Fi Channel in 2003. The project falls under Blum’s microbudget deal with UCP inked earlier this year. No network is attached yet, but UCP says multiple bidders are interested in the project.
Blumhouse Prods won an Emmy this year for documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.