Kevin Bacon to return for TV version of killer worm movie Tremors

The classic sci-fi film is coming back, with Bacon set to star and exec produce

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Cult sci-fi movie Tremors – yes, the one about the giant underground man-eating worms – is set to make a small screen return.

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The 1990 movie saw Kevin Bacon’s Val McKee take on the deadly arthropods in the fictional town of Perfection Nevada. Four direct-to-video sequels and a 2003 TV series followed, none of which involved original star Bacon. 

However, the actor has wormed his way back in for the planned TV series according to Entertainment Weekly, with Bacon set to reprise his role as Val McKee and serve as executive producer.

Interestingly, the Footloose star had spoken recently about a return to Tremors, and said he hoped the reboot wouldn’t rely too heavily on snazzy computer graphics.

“I’d love to do something else with Tremors and revisit the character 25 years later,” he told IGN earlier this year, adding, “Part of what’s great about that movie is there are next to no digital effects. The monsters are done with puppetry, and it’s still off, funny and scary — it’s a cool accomplishment.”

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Yeah, evil CGI worms would just look weird.