90s kids, if you didn't watch Tremors at least fifteen times as a youth, then what were you doing with your lives? The 1990 flick starring Kevin Bacon has become a cult classic over the years, and now it's been given the green light for a TV pilot, with the man himself returning to star.
If you did manage to miss out on Tremors, it's basically like Jaws in the desert, as a town called Perfection (yes, Perfection) is invaded by underground monster worms called Graboids. For movie buffs, it served as a fitting tribute to 1950s sci-fi-horror films like Them! and It Came From Outer Space, and for everyone else, it was just a lot of edge of your seat fun.
Now Syfy has commissioned a pilot which will pick things up with Kevin Bacon's character, Valentine McKee, 25 years later as the killer Graboid worms have returned to Perfection. However, in order to beat them this time round, he'll need to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.
It will be written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) who also serves as showrunner and will executive produce along with Bacon, David Schiff (Southpaw) and Jessica Rhoades. No word yet on whether Valentine's partner in crime Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) will be returning, or any of the rest of the cast for that matter, but it's early days yet.
On returning to the role of Valentine McKee, Bacon said: "This is the only character I’ve played that I’ve ever thought about revisiting. I just got to thinking, ‘Where would this guy end up after 25 years?’
"Andrew Miller has a fantastic take on it, and we hope to create a show that will be fun and scary for fans of the movie and folks that have yet to discover it. Let’s kick some Graboid ass!"
This actually isn't the first time the movie was rebooted for TV, with a spin-off airing for one season on the Sci-Fi Channel back in 2003, however it didn't exactly take off, but that was pre-nineties nostalgia days so how could it have stood a chance?
Let's just pretend it - and Tremors 2 for that matter - never happened.