Bad ideas can sneak up on us. Burrowing heavily through our subconscious, devouring our reason and terrifying our logic like giant subterranean worm monsters in the desert, these bad ideas can lead to the destruction of the metaphoric small town that is our ability to tell the difference between a good idea and a horrible one. And, it seems, a giant worm monster of a bad idea has terrorized Kevin Bacon’s nostalgia, because he wants to return to the series of which these terrible metaphors come from — “Tremors” — and make it into a TV show.
“Tremors” was a quirky horror movie from 1990 that starred Bacon as Valentine McKee, who along with a bunch of small town folks (including a hilarious performance by “Family Ties” star Michael Gross) fight off these giant, underground worms that are terrorizing their community.
The series spun off to four direct-to-video sequels (one of which I wrote about last January) and a short-lived TV adaptation. But it seems since other TV adaptations of movies are doing pretty well these days, Bacon wants to bring the “Tremors” saga to the small screen and revisit his character after 25 years. Because why the hell not at this point.
Bacon has hinted that he was interested in returning, telling the magazine Metro in May “I’d love to do something else with Tremors and revisit the character 25 years later.”
According to TheWrap: “Universal Cable Productions and Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions are developing the drama based on the 1990 cult hit, Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”) will write the script.”