Kevin Bacon seems right at home on Amazon. With I Love Dick close to premiering, he’s got time to return to an old favorite, as the streaming service has picked up a series based on the film Tremors. The film that Bacon once dismissed has become a cult favorite and spawned a number of sequels. Now that he’s given the film a reappraisal, Bacon is ready to reprise his role and executive-produce the adaptation alongside Jason Blum of indie horror darlings Blumhouse Productions. Few details are available on the series, such as whether or not it has a full season pick-up (the way Bacon talks about it suggests it may), but he has confirmed that it will pick up 25 years after the original, and probably ignore the sequels.
No air date has been announced yet for Tremors.
TV adaptations are ten a penny nowadays. Some are surprisingly excellent (Hannibal) while others flounder at the opening gates (Damien). It’s all about whether a new team of creators can put their unique spin on a beloved story, just like Martin Scorsese did in bringing the Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs to Boston with The Departed. This time around, writer Jason Richman is moving the action to Illinois and having the double-crossing insider cops and gangsters battleground to the Latino crime families of Chicago. None of the film’s cast or crew are set to appear in the show.
No air date has been announced yet for The Departed.
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