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Syfy’s “Tremors” Pilot Has a Genre Friendly Director!

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.



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  • PetCactus

    fuck yeah!

  • Justin McGill

    what happened?I thought this was streaming on Amazon?? Did I miss something? And. Syfy? they mishandled this series once before.. and ran it into the ground and KILLED it off quickly.. plus? No Burt Gummer (yeah I know he’ll be in the DTV flicks.. but c’mon..). No Fred Ward? This is really sounding a bit shaky…

  • YeerkOnTheBrain

    Why not Maddock and Wilson? One of the many great thing about the Tremors franchise as a whole is its sense of continuity, and that it was written, directed, and produced by the same folks. Stampede!

    • JoeInTheBox

      I never really kept up with the sequels, passed 2. Did the other movies ignore the first TV show? I know Burt is the lead of the movies, but he was the lead on the show as well.

      • YeerkOnTheBrain

        The TV show followed the 3rd movie (the 4th was a old west prequel), introducing new characters but not contradicting anything. The fifth movie finds Burt taking a monster-hunting job in South Africa.
        This new show seems like it’s only holding to the first movie, kind of an Ash Vs the Evil Dead thing. Val Vs Graboids?

  • REC03

    Why isn’t Fred Ward coming back? It was his and Kevin’s chemistry that made the original so damn enjoyable.

    • Chase LeValley

      …and the giant ass underground worms.

      • REC03

        Oh yeah i completely forgot those were in the Tremors movie! Thanks so much…..

  • Syfy = Instant nope.

  • Edgar Pinecone

    Back in the day I used to be bummed about how Bacon never came back to the franchise, although it was great that we still had Ward for pt2 and Gross for all of them. Getting Bacon back sounded like good news, but if he’s the only one coming back I’m a lot less excited. Honestly, if it can only be Val or Earl, I’ll take Earl.

  • Saturn

    So is this going to continue in the same time-line as the original movies (with Burt not being around as he’s busy elsewhere) or are they going to ignore all the movies that followed the original?
    Hopefully it will be the same time-line, and Burt will return at some stage and that the original show is still part of canon.

  • Nitzan Rotschild

    Vincenzo Natali is great. Love everything he made except for Haunter.

  • Whelp, I gotta go find mom and let her know!

  • Gjk2012

    Syfy is a shitty channel to be showing this. I’m guessing there will be a lot of bad cgi instead of realistic puppets in this show? Why not AMC especially when they use to have that movie on all the time?

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