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Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward to star in 8-part Tremors series

Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward to star in 8-part Tremors series

Kevin Bacon’s Tremors TV pilot looks set to go to series with an 8-episode order, with Fred Ward returning as Earl Bassett for the first time since 1996’s Tremors 2: Aftershocks.

It was in August 2017 that we last heard anything substantial about the latest TV outing for Tremors, a franchise that has now split into two factions as Michael Gross continues to lead a series of direct-to-DVD film sequels and 13-part TV series (Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell hits streaming in a few weeks time) as survivalist Burt Gummer, while Bacon’s reboot ignores everything after the 1990 original, his character of Val McKee still battling Graboids in Perfection, Nevada.

In a tweet from director Richard Clark (Outlander, Doctor Who), he appeared to confirm that the pilot is going to series: “Universal shooting 8-part TV Tremors this summer with Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward! I’m begging to direct! Scripts a lot of fun.”

While Ward was rumoured to part of the pilot, this is the first word that he’ll be back alongside Bacon and the giant worms. Universal and SyFy have yet to confirm the news.

According to the synopsis for the pilot TV movie written by Andrew Miller, “the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.”

It’s believed that Miller will also serve as showrunner on the SyFy series alongside executive producers Kevin Bacon, David Schiff and Jessica Rhoades.

Bacon told to me why he’s interested in a reboot in this interview I carried out with him for my 2015 book, Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors.

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Vincenzo Natali to direct SyFy’s Tremors pilot

Vincenzo Natali to direct SyFy’s Tremors pilot

The long-gestating small-screen Tremors reboot took another step forward this week, with the announcement that Vincenzo Natali has come aboard as director of the pilot.

Natali, best known for his feature films Cube and Splice and work on high-profile TV series including Westworld and American Gods, is a friend of the TV show’s writer, Andrew Miller.

According to Deadline:

In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.

Miller will also serve as showrunner on the SyFy series alongside executive producers Kevin Bacon, David Schiff and Jessica Rhoades.

You can hear Bacon explain to me why he’s interested in a reboot in this interview I carried out with him for Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors.

Readers of Seeking Perfection may have spotted Bacon holding a copy of the book in the above photo – I had a chance to meet him during his recent visit to Edinburgh and he told me he was trying hard to get the series on air.

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Black Friday Seeking Perfection offer

Although it goes against everything the late, great, Walter Chang stood for, it’s impossible to deny the fact that Black Friday offers people the chance to save money on the things they enjoy.

So, assuming you’ve either enjoyed Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors and want to buy a copy for friends or family for Christmas, or you’ve yet to pick up your own copy, I’ve dropped the price on Amazon for Black Friday weekend.

The paperback is just £9.99 in the UK or $12.99 in the US ($17.46 in Canada) for the weekend, before it goes back up a few pounds/dollars.

The Kindle editions are also much cheaper, though if you do buy the US paperback then you can get the Kindle book free via Matchbook.

So head over to .

Oh, and if you’ve already bought the book and enjoyed it, I’d really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Amazon’s Tremors series is ‘a Donald Trump story’ reveals writer

Amazon’s Tremors series is ‘a Donald Trump story’ reveals writer

The writer of Amazon’s upcoming Tremors mini-series has revealed that Kevin Bacon will star as “a horrible loser” and that the town of Perfection is “coming face to face with failure”.

Things have been pretty quiet on the Tremors front of late, with news of the rival TV and direct-to-video sequels relegated to occasional social media posts or regurgitated news items on entertainment blogs.

This changed earlier this week during the 300th edition of The Writers Panel podcast, which featured interviews with a number of Hollywood screenwriters.

One of those on the panel was Andrew Miller, who is penning the 10-episode Tremors series for Amazon. When asked to talk about the show by host Ben Blacker, Miller revealed that the series is “about failure.” More

Win a copy of Charlotte Stewart’s new autobiography

Win a copy of Charlotte Stewart’s new autobiography

It was back in early 2013 that I interviewed actress Charlotte Stewart for Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors – she told me her thoughts on filming Tremors and returning for Tremors 3 and I thought I’d uncovered most of her best stories.

As I discovered in her new autobiography, there was a lot more going on behind the scenes that few people knew about.

charlottebookcoverIn Little House in the Hollywood Hills: A Bad Girl’s Guide to Becoming Miss Beadle, Mary X and Me, Charlotte takes readers back to her formative years, introducing us to her family and the events leading up to her introduction to the world of acting.

Charlotte’s early career found her working under the direction of David Lynch for his 1977 film, Eraserhead, though it took a number of years to reach the big screen, during which time took on numerous bit parts in shows such as Mannix and The Waltons before winning the role of Miss Beadle in the hit TV drama, Little House on the Prairie.

So far, so Hollywood success story.

But where the book gets really interesting is Charlotte’s revelations about her life between the casting calls, including the romantic encounters with various leading men, the joy of living in Los Angeles during the time of free love and the resulting dramas that were darker than anything in the TV series she starred in. More

Kevin Bacon reveals plans for Tremors mini-series

Kevin Bacon reveals plans for Tremors mini-series

Kevin Bacon has been taking part in a promotional Twitter Q&A for his latest film, The Darkness, during which he revealed more on the Tremors TV series he first discussed last year.

In 2015 he explained he was teaming up with Blumhouse Productions on a TV reboot, to be written by Andrew Miller.

When asked on Twitter whether he’d be keen to make another Tremors, Bacon explained:

“I would love to make another Tremors. In fact we’re working on a 10-episode mini-series right now.”

Bacon also responded to a question about whether a Tremors series should feature him teaching Graboids to dance…

Bacon discussed his desire to return to the character of Valentine McKee in Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors:

“This guy is one of the few characters I’ve played that I’d be interested in seeing where he is 25 years later. Who does that guy grow into? There’s a lot of possibilities about what could have happened in his life in 25 years – for me it always comes back to the character and that would be fun to explore.”

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Interview: Dustin McNeill on Phantasm Exhumed

Interview: Dustin McNeill on Phantasm Exhumed

Long before I wrote Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors, I was a fan of behind the scenes books on my favourite films and TV shows.

While planning my book I wanted to see what else was currently on the market, and one of the titles I read was Dustin McNeill’s excellent Phantasm Exhumed. A history of the film franchise, the book goes deep into the making of the movies and is a must-read for any fan.

As I was interested in finding out more about the book, I sent a few questions to Dustin and he kindly took the time to respond.

For anyone who enjoyed Seeking Perfection, I recommend taking a look at Dustin’s book and having a look around the online Phantasm community.

Tremors Guide: Can you tell me a little about your background – how long have you been writing professionally?

Dustin MacNeill: For two years in high school, I maintained a column in a local newspaper. In college, I wrote for a respectable DVD review website. Almost two years ago, I published my first book. I wouldn’t say I’m a professional writer, but I do enjoy it very much as a hobby.

My degree in film studies hasn’t practically served me anywhere else, but has certainly come in handy when I take on these kinds of writing projects. More

TremorsCast 7: Kevin Bacon interview

It’s been a long time coming, but episode seven of the TremorsCast finally exists and includes some of my exclusive interview with Kevin Bacon for Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors.

This episode is due to arrive in iTunes on the 19th of January 2016, 26 years to the day since Tremors was released into US cinemas. My plan is to release at least one new episode of the podcast each month in 2016, bringing you news from around the Tremors universe and audio from some of the 50 plus interviews I carried out for the book.

It looks like 2016 is going to be a busy one for Tremors fans, with the recent news that Kevin Bacon plans to bring Tremors back to the small screen along with Blumhouse Productions. I’ve also heard rumblings that Universal are interested in a Tremors 6.

2016 also marks the 20th anniversary of Tremors 2’s release on home video, and I’ll be covering that and more throughout the year.

Kevin told me about his initial feelings about the role of Val McKee:

“There was something fun about that character and the relationship between those two guys, grown men who were kind of losers. When you have two losers who are put into the situation of having to rise to a level of heroism, I think it can be kind of fun. So I was really taking a flyer on it, but I can’t say I was feeling, ‘Oh wow, this is the one.’”

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It’s rare that I send out alerts about the price of Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors, but as we’re getting close to Christmas and this is such a great deal I couldn’t resist!

For subscribers in the USA, if you want to buy a copy of Seeking Perfection for yourself or as a gift, Amazon.com is currently offering 30% off print books until December 1st at 2.59am EST.

In addition, Seeking Perfection is only $17.99 right now, meaning you can bring the book down to just over $12.49 for today only.

As well as grabbing a bargain, anyone buying the paperback from Amazon.com is then eligible to download a copy of the Kindle edition for FREE using their Matchbook programme. So even if you buy a copy of the paperback for someone else, you can keep the ebook for yourself! How great is that?

The free Kindle edition is available for anyone who has bought the paperback from Amazon.com, so if you’ve purchased it since its release date in July, head back over and get a copy.

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I hope you don’t mind this alert, I hope it saves some of you money as we head towards Christmas!

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