The New Mexico Film Office Announces SYFY Television Pilot “Tremors” To Film in New Mexico
Santa Fe, N.M. – The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon just turned into about one degree of Kevin Bacon. Yep! And this show will probably be a hit!?!
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the SYFY television pilot “Tremors,” produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Blumhouse Television, will begin principal photography in Albuquerque at the end of October through the middle of November.
“We’re pleased to welcome another great pilot to our state. It’s great news for our economy,” said Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “New Mexico’s versatile filming environment where you have access to a variety of sceneries, as well as top-notch studios and workforce, makes us a perfect place for productions of this kind.”
Starring Kevin Bacon, “Tremors” will employ approximately 230 New Mexico crew members and approximately 300 New Mexico background talent.
“We are excited to be the host city for Universal Cable Productions TV pilot, ‘Tremors’,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “The film industry continues to be a strong economic driver for Albuquerque, providing high-paying creative jobs to our citizens, as well as positively affecting various industries around town, such as lumber companies and prop houses. Welcome!”
The television pilot is written and executive produced by showrunner Andrew Miller (“The Machine,” “Backstrom,” “The Secret Circle”) with Bacon, David Schiff (“Southpaw”), and Butch Kaplan (“The Notebook,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “John Q”) also producing.
“Tremors” will take fans of the acclaimed 1990 film back to Perfection, Nevada where, 25 years after Valentine McKee (Kevin Bacon) defeated the Graboids, the man who once seemed destined for greatness is anything but; Val’s just a small-town hero whose glory days faded away with the monsters he braved and whose family moved on when he couldn’t let go of the past. And yet Val’s hoping that everything’s about to change. His grown daughter coming to visit on the heels of her graduation could signal a permanent homecoming. But no sooner than she arrives, strange and terrifying events make it clear the town is in danger. Led by Val, the gang from Perfection begins to uncover the spine-chilling truth of what’s hunting them. With the future looking darker than ever, these small-town heroes must shake off the dust of years to see what they’re made of.
Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com