Those of you looking forward to a Tremors TV series will be happy to hear that Kevin Bacon dropped a nugget in an interview with ScreenDaily while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival over the weekend.
Canadian Bacon who played Valentine “Val” McKee 25 years ago in the classic-comedy Tremors, revealed that he is developing a pilot for SyFy with Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer Jason Blum. Apparently the highly-anticipated show is targeted as an eight-episode series, which Bacon will star in and also produce alongside Blum.
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.
The TV reboot is expected to explore Val’s character a quarter of a century on, including the gigantic man-eating sandworms also known as “graboids.” Bacon previously mentioned to Collider that a script written by Andrew Miller could be a “lot of fun.”
They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.
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