Not only is Kevin Bacon returning his Tremors character for the new Syfy series of the same name, but they’ve just landed one hell of a director.
Vincenzo Natali is going to direct the Syfy pilot “Tremors”, a reboot of the 1990 cult classic film, Deadline reports. Natali previously directed cult classics Cube and Splice, while also dabbling in NBC’s “Hannibal”, as well as HBO’s “Westworld”, Starz’s “American Gods”, and FX’s “The Strain”.
In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex. Miller, who serves as showrunner, executive produces with Bacon, David
Miller, who serves as showrunner, executive produces with Bacon, David Schiff and Jessica Rhoades.
Natali’s Tremors directing gig — his first time helming a pilot — sets a reunion with Miller. The two met in high school, and Miller starred in Natali’s feature directing debut, 1997’s Cube.
The project hails from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods.