We’re getting more Tremors soon. A TV version, with Kevin Bacon. Hopefully that’ll put a stop to those God-awful DTV sequels, the recent ones at least.
In the new version, written by Andrew Miller and to be directed by Vincenzo Natali, the graboids 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.
Emily Tremaine will play the role of Emily McKee, the whip-smart daughter of Val (Bacon) with a bright future ahead of her. She is newly graduated and stops by Perfection to visit her dad, but quality time with him is the standard disappointment, as Emily sinks further into the understanding that he’ll never change.
Ketch will play Mindy Sterngood, a charismatic young doctor with an eyebrow-raising fixation on the much-older Val (Bacon), who saved her from a Graboid at age nine. But Mindy’s hiding something that makes her an unanticipated threat: compelling as she is, more cunning is her mask.
Fernandez will play Nico Garza, who has been killing time in Perfection, working in Earl’s Graboid Waste Gobbling company, waiting for the right moment to split. The last thing he wants is to turn out like Val (Bacon), who’s stayed stuck in nowheresville all these years.
This isn’t the first time Tremors has been prepared for TV. Check out the promo for the ill-fated first attempt;