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Kevin Bacon Is Going To Star In The 'Tremors' TV Reboot

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Kevin Bacon is back to star in the one movie-to-TV reboot we've really needed this whole time: Tremors. The reboot comes from NBCUniversal's Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions, and hasn't been picked up by any particular network yet, Variety reports. Andrew Miller (Nothing, The Secret Circle) will be writing, and Kevin Bacon will not only executive produce, but will be back on screen as Valentine McKee.

Horror/comedy Tremors came out in 1990 and starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as two handymen—Valentine McKee and Earl Basset—who are working in the remote desert down of Perfection, Nevada. As people start dying in mysterious ways, the pair at first assume a serial murderer is on the loose. Soon, however, the town realizes they're being terrorized by Graboids. A graboid is a giant underground sandworm that has three toothy tentacles with which to capture humans and animals for the Graboid to eat. Graboids increased in ability as the Tremors movie franchise continued, eventually able to fly. Kevin Bacon, however, only starred in the first Tremors film, though there were four sequels and a TV series.

Bacon most recently starred in Fox's The Following as FBI Agent Ryan Hardy, who was trying to track down a notorious serial killer, but, for some reason, never, ever called for backup.

He recently told VICE that he was interested in revisiting his Tremors character and seeing what kind of guy he is 25 years after the events in the film.

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"Because I look at the guy and he's stuck in this town with this other guy, he's got all these dreams, delusions of grandeur… but he's really sort of stuck and when you get to the end of the movie you feel like, you're kind of hopeful that he does make a movie, and gets the guts to kiss the girl and pulls his shit together," he said.

Let's take a trip down memory lane: