The corpses of the Graboids in ‘Tremors 5‘ haven’t even gone cold yet as we learn that the franchise is being rebooted for a new television series that will mark the return of Kevin Bacon (‘X-Men: First Class‘,’Apollo 13’). The new ‘Tremors‘ series is being developed by Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions and Bacon isn’t only on board to star but will be the show’s executive producer as well. Andrew Miller (‘The Secret Circle’) has been tapped to write the script though no word as to who will be directing the series quite yet or which networks they are shopping it to.
Currently it looks as if the series will be a reboot starting from the original movie and will have nothing to do with the often forgotten about 2003 13-episode ‘Tremors’ TV series which took place after the events in ‘Tremors 3: Back to Perfection’.
Not only am I wondering how close to the original film the series will stick but if they will be willing to bring Michael Gross back who has been a mainstay in the ‘Tremors’ franchise even as most of the other actors have long departed from it.
The first ‘Tremors’ took place in an isolated Nevada town called Perfection which was being studied for the actual tremors that were taking place around it. These ended up being giant wormlike creatures called Graboids which had a hunger for human flesh. It was unclear if these creatures were alien in nature but one of the later films showed that they had even been present in the wild west so had been on Earth for quite some time.
It is interesting to see that Bacon is keen on returning to the franchise. A couple of years ago in an interview with The Telegraph Bacon mentioned that he “broke down and fell to the sidewalk, screaming to my pregnant wife, ‘I can’t believe I’m doing a movie about underground worms!” He initially felt that this was his career’s low point before the movie ended up being released to favorable reviews and obtaining a cult classic status.
Are you looking forward to more ‘Tremors’? Is this a franchise that needed to come back or should the studios be investing in some original material?
Source: Comic Book Resources