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New Tremors TV pilot has a director

September 1st, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

SyFy’s planned new Tremors TV series has got a director for its pilot.

Vincenzo Natali, the filmmaker behind Cube, Splice, and Haunter has been brought in to direct the new pilot. But lest we forget, Kevin Bacon will be taking time out of his busy schedule selling mobile phones to gullible proles in the UK to star in it. Oh yes, smart-arse and holder of the title of World’s Greatest Handyman 1990 Valentine “Val” McKee is back, baby!

The press release put out by production team Universal Cable Productions had this to say back in June:

The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, Nevada 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.

Bacon has since added his own take on how the series will go forward:

They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.

Bacon will be producing the series, alongside Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions. Should the series be picked up, an initial eight-episode run is projected.

Of course, this isn’t the first attempt at bringing Tremors to the small screen. SyFy’s previous incarnation The Sci-Fi Channel ran a short-lived Tremors: The Series in 2003. And in addition to this project, another straight-to-video movie, Tremors 6, is currently in production.

So what do you think? Is bringing Kevin Bacon back to Perfection a good idea, or just a gimmick? let us know.

Source: Daily Dead

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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