A remake of Tremors has been on the cards at Universal for years, but it now sounds like things are actually moving forward.
Don Michael Paul, director of Sniper 5: Legacy, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter and currently wrapping up work on Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, recently posted the following update on his blog:
“After I finish up Company of Heroes: The Fourth Reich, I will be headed to Johannesburg, South Africa, to reboot the Tremors franchise for Universal. Big year ahead, and I’m excited to keep it going with the support of all you genre movie lovers out there.”
There’s been no official word or press release, but this certainly appears to be happening now, and judging by the director, my guess is it will be quite low budget, and (hopefully) they can do away with CGI and keep the classic effects of actual giant worms used in the original.
The original film is considered a classic, so I don’t know how fans are going to react to an updated version of their beloved B-movie, so this will be a tricky reboot to get right.
Going down the Mongolian Death Worm approach would be cool I guess.
Just in case you have no idea what Tremors is (!!!!), here is the synopsis for the classic 1990 original, which starred Kevin Bacon.
A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one. But what is this creature, and where is it? At the same time, a seismologist is working in the area, she detects _tremors_. The creature lives underground, and can ‘pop up’ without warning. Trapped in their town, the town-folk have no escape.