The Tremors reboot is as dead as a goo-filled giant worm. Syfy commissioned a pilot for the TV continuation of the 1990 film, but chose to not move forward with the project. Star Kevin Bacon revealed the news in an Instagram post.
Syfy’s pilot starred Bacon, reprising his role as Valentine McKee, Emily Tremaine, Megan Ketch, and Shiloh Fernandez. Picking up 25 years after the original story, here’s the synopsis for the now canned reboot:
The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed the small town of 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. The movie revolved around natives of the town who have to defend themselves against strange underground creatures that are killing them one by one.
The Tremors franchise birthed a blockbuster 1990 film, four direct-to-video sequels, and a TV series that ran for one season on Syfy. Bacon did not appear in the sequels or first TV series.
Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions developed the Tremors reboot. Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) wrote the pilot.