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Blumhouse Producing ‘Tremors’ Series for Syfy

While Universal Home Entertainment already has a sixth Tremors film arriving on VOD January 30, 2018, a reboot of the franchise has been in the works for quite some time. A few years back it was reported that Kevin Bacon, who played “Valentine McKee” in Ron Underwood’s 1990 classic Tremors, would be acting as executive producer and would also be starring in a “Tremors’ series. In the film, natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

New details have surfaced, with ScreenDaily reporting that Blumhouse is producing a pilot presentation for Syfy.

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” the Footloose and Diner star told the site while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he was attending a screening of Story Of A Girl, in which he co-stars.

Bacon originally approached Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, whose horror credits include Paranormal Activity, Insidious Split and Get Out, with the idea of reviving cult comedy-horror Tremors as a feature film, but the project is now being developed as an eight-episode TV series, which Bacon will star in and produce.

He will again be playing Valentine McKee, the Nevada handyman who tussles with gigantic man-eating sandworms.

“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.”

The reboot will look at what happens to the character a quarter of a century on.

Franchise star Michael “Burt Gummer” Gross is returning in the sixth film, which could mean we could see him make an appearance in the series, assuming it ever gets off the ground.

Kevin Bacon in TREMORS via Universal



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39 Comments
  • Chip

    On the one hand, Blumhouse is more or less always entertaining, give or take the fact that they run franchises into the ground just as fast as anyone else.

    On the otherhand, when was the last time a Made For SyFy film hasn’t sucked balls?

    • Adam Gri Bramble

      Sharknado in my opinion didn’t suck balls. Also Tremors will be a show and they have plenty of amazing shows past and present on Syfy.

      • Tor from Yucca Flats

        Frankenfish etc when they used practical effects.

        Sharknado was boring, unless you are talking about the sequels (which I haven’t seen). I nearly fell asleep to that borefest, and the sharks looked like crap (although you hardly even see them..)

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      This would be a TV series. Syfy has upped their game in that arena.

      • Tor from Yucca Flats

        since when? why would they put more money into their shows than movies? unless you are talking about the 90s and early 2000s? no they put 0 effort into their new stuff stop living in the past

        • ScriptGiverrrr

          Since July 15, 2014. And doing this show with Blumhouse should clue you in on the rise in quality they’ve had going on with their series as of late. But you keep stomping those feet fella!

          • Tor from Yucca Flats

            You’re an idiot. You are the one who ‘stomped your feet’ because I wrote Show instead of movie. Syfy production values went even more below since around 2007

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            You wrote movie, idiot. Are you always a prick to people?

          • Tor from Yucca Flats

            and it is only your OCD that matters when I put one wrong word in, you didn’t have to pull me back here, I am not here for replies. Also your response didnt change my point at all.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            K?

    • Yeah, Syfy has been putting out some surprisingly strong TV lately, and they don’t seem to be slowing down.

      • J Jett

        i agree Zach. i actually have enjoyed VAN HELSING and Z-NATION (in a guilty pleasure type of way!).

        • Yeah I’ve been meaning to check out Van Helsing.

  • REC03

    They need to bring back Fred Ward and then i will get excited. Also Reba can pop up and shoot some Graboids.

    • J Jett

      god i loved Fred Ward in the movie (i also thought he was incredibly sexy!)!
      and Reba is awesome! i really loved the friendship between Kevin & Fred’s characters.

  • pumkinheadfan VHS Forever!

    You know this doesn’t sound promising. I wish he had this revelation when Tremors:The Series was still on! Maybe SyFy wouldn’t have cancelled it after one season because it failed to hit “Farscape numbers”. Maybe if they reach out to Stampede Entertainment (the guys that were behind Tremors 1-4 & the series) it could have a chance (instead of snubbing them and making these last 2 movies). It would be cool if they got Fred Ward to show up in it as well maybe as a twin brother or something.IDK This property has kinda been put through the ringer by Universal. Hell Tremors 2 was suppose to originally get a wide theatrical release. Instead it was short/turned into a rental store series(not a bad thing).

  • Tor from Yucca Flats

    Kev doing syfy movie? i guess he has hit that Hasselhoff, Gutenberg, Roberts time in his life.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      The article clearly states this would be a TV series.

      • Tor from Yucca Flats

        Are you always a prick to people? one word who cares if it is a show or a movie you didn’t need to drag me back for this. Point is kev is doing a Syfy production which is below him. The fact that it a show doesn’t change my point?

        • ScriptGiverrrr

          Next time read the article.

          • Tor from Yucca Flats

            I don’t need to read ‘an article’ i’ve known about Kevin’s interest to bringing back the show since he announced it, and I’ve even spoke to Michael Gross personally about having a cameo in the show (as I was a huge fan of the original show, and it wouldn’t be Tremor without him). I wrote movie by mistake and again your dickhead response doesn’t change a thing, a scyfy production is a scyfy production, it doesn’t matter if its a show, a movie, or whatever its going to be scyfy value which is below Kevin.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            You and Michael chatted it out during your shifts at McDonald’s huh?

            *syfy

          • Tor from Yucca Flats

            you’ve just got some disorder see you gotta pick out the spelling errors OCD? Started on me just because I typed movie instead of show, because I half concentrated on the chat while i’m taking care of my 2 year old son and writing a paper and didn’t give a movie message board my main focus..

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Lol

        • Necro

          Yep

  • Trent Owens

    It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later,… wow thats kind of a shit on every writer of the other movies hes done

    • KnightDrive

      I doubt he wants to revisit the child molester role in Sleepers…

  • Brando

    I hate the talk of them “rebooting” Tremors; Just add to it!

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      Did you read the body of the article?

      • Brando

        What I’ve heard Kevin Bacon say about it doesn’t fit with the rest of the series, about Val still living in Perfection.

  • Daniel Anderson

    I have fun with the later tremors movie, but one of the things that made the original so good are the awesome practical effects. If they do a reboot, please do it right and do the original justice.

  • Frank Gambino

    syfy..no thanks

  • LOX TO THE DEATH

    Tremors 1 and 2 are both classics after that only thing to watch for is if your a fan of Burt Gummer.That last one they made in Africa? wit Jamie kennedy smh was the worst mess of CGi shit i seen in a long time

  • Evan3

    I am actually very impressed that Hollywood has kept this low-budget instead of converting it into an ill-conceived big budget actioner.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    WHY THE FUCK IS IT ON SY FY??????

    IDIOTS

    • KnightDrive

      AMC, or HBO, that’s where it belongs.

  • marklola12 .

    The first movie is a pure classic, the 2nd is actually decent also…the rest are vile beyond words.

  • Bobby Jones

    SyFy has gone beyond Sharknado, they’ve been doing very good lately. Z Nation is fun, Van Helsing is alright, Blood Drive is dumb fun. Wynonna Earp is getting good, Faceoff is great and The Expanse is top notch, and I loved Being Human. there’s no reason for me not to think they can’t do Tremors justice

  • David

    I loved the movie Tremors but can’t we just leave well enough alone. Now they want to make another series? There are way too many series around. It’s starting to get tedious in the same way that Broadway keeps remaking movies as musicals.

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