The latest underground rumblings say Kevin Bacon could worm his way back into television with a new show that reboots cult hit "Tremors".
The 1990 film starred Bacon and Fred Ward as handymen in a remote US western town that comes under attack from subterranean monsters. A much loved cult hit, the film spawned four sequels and a TV series. The most recent film, "Tremors 5: Bloodlines", was released on DVD and Blu-ray last month.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions are currently shopping the project around television networks. The potential show is set to be directed by Andrew Miller, writer of teen witch drama "The Secret Circle" and the forthcoming "League of Pan", which sees the Lost Boys of "Peter Pan" leave Neverland and hunt a murderer in modern-day Los Angeles.
In the proposed "Tremors" reboot, Bacon is reported to once more play the role of Valentine McKee, the resourceful handyman who survived the monstrous "graboids" in the original movie. He will also reportedly act as executive producer.
It's yet to be confirmed if any other members of the cast could be involved. Michael Gross, the well-armed survivalist from the first film, has appeared in all the TV and film spin-offs, even playing his character's grandfather in a prequel also set in the American west. Fred Ward also reprised his original role in the first sequel. But Kevin Bacon hasn't returned to the story -- until now, potentially.
Bacon can currently be seen in Boston-set crime drama "Black Mass" alongside Johnny Depp. He also turned in a critically acclaimed turn this year as a villainous sheriff in indie drama "Cop Car", and has for the past couple of years played a dogged FBI agent on TV in serial killer mystery "The Following". British viewers will also have seen him in recent years reprising some of his most famous roles in adverts for mobile phone network EE.