The Tremors franchise is showing renewed signs of seismic activity.
Syfy announced Monday that a small-screen reboot of the 1990 monster movie has been ordered to pilot, with original star Kevin Bacon reprising his role and executive producing.
Written by Andrew Miller, who will also serve as showrunner and an EP, the pilot picks up two and a half decades after the giant worms known as Graboids devastated the town of Perfection, Nevada. When the creatures return, the town’s best hope once again lies with Valentine McKee (Bacon), but this time, he’s grappling with age, alcohol, and a delusional hero complex.
“This is the only character I’ve played that I’ve ever thought about revisiting,” Bacon said in a statement. “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.”
He added, “Let’s kick some Graboid ass!”
The long-gestating reboot hails from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television, with David Schiff (Southpaw) serving as an executive producer alongside Bacon and Miller.
The original Tremors was released by Syfy’s corporate sibling Universal Pictures and previously spawned four straight-to-video sequels and a short-lived TV series.