“Tremors” fans: Kevin Bacon is back in the saddle for one of his most iconic roles.
25 years after the release of the cult horror/adventure classic, the “Following” star is set to reprise the role of Valentine “Val” McKee in a TV reboot of the film series, which is currently being shopped by the TV arm of low-budget horror king Blumhouse Pictures.
Bacon, who will also serve as an executive-producer, opted out of all four sequels to the original film, all of which went direct to video. A previous TV series based on the films, “Tremors: The Series” featuring original star Michael Gross and future “Breaking Bad” thesp Dean Norris, lasted for a single season on Syfy in 2003.
According to EW, which had the exclusive on the news, Bacon has previously expressed interest in returning to the franchise, telling IGN earlier this year: “I”d love to do something else with Tremors and revisit the character 25 years later. Part of what”s great about that movie is there are next to no digital effects. The monsters are done with puppetry, and it”s still off, funny and scary – it”s a cool accomplishment.”
The original “Tremors” featured a band of small-town residents fending off giant, man-eating earthworms in the Nevada desert. It also starred Fred Gross, Finn Carter and Reba McEntire.