There's been a lot of film to television reboots in the last few years.
'Tremors' is set to see a TV re-boot more than ten years since the original series was cancelled after 13 episodes. This time it's different though, as Kevin Bacon is set to return to the small screen having originally starred in the 90s film franchise.
Kevin Bacon to reprise his role in 'Tremors'
It's just the latest addition to the ever growing list of television re-boots of classic horror films; some of which have turned out to be amazing and others we hope we never have to see again. This monster epic is still yet to find a network, but several are thought to be interested according to reports. If 'Tremors' was never your thing, however, here's a little reminder of some other films you might want to revisit on the small screen.
Ichabod Crane meets his match in Seeley Booth.
Fans of crime dramas, are you sitting down? This Halloween is shaping up to be pretty special because, in the run-up to the annual spooky celebration, the cast of 'Bones' and of 'Sleepy Hollow' will briefly collide in a one-off crossover episode that will see these detectives collaborate on an unusual case.
Is Bones and Sleepy Hollow a match made in heaven?
If you don't know either of these series, here's a brief overview. 'Bones' is set in Washington, D.C. and follows the professional relationship between a forensic anthropologist called Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), who's remarkably gifted in the study of human remains and works at the Jeffersonian Institute Medico-Legal Lab, and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). Together, the pair team together to solve various murder cases.
'Sleepy Hollow' star Tom Mison is snapped signing autographs and posing for photos with fans outside the New York studios for 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. Looking slightly overwhelmed by the amount of posters he is faced with, he remarks: 'Ahh man, I need a smaller signature' before proceeding to pose briefly for a few press shots.
Tom Mison - Tom Mison and John Noble Visit FOX's SLEEPY HOLLOW-een Pumpkin Patch at Saint Mark's Church GreenMarket in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 28th October 2014
'Bones' star David Boreanaz was among the various TV stars that showed up to the FOX Upfronts event held at The Beacon Theater in New York City. 'Bones', a detective show based on forensic anthropology and archaeology, recently wrapped up its ninth season and is set to return to screens in September 2014 after being renewed for a tenth.
We do not jest: the supernatural drama has provided some stand-out moments this season.
No, no one has cast a spell on us; no headless horseman has threatened us to say this. If you're a fan of the show and have been following the first season then you'll just get it. Sleepy Hollow, recently renewed for a second season, rather than flounder on the pile of other dodgy TV remakes, has provided some top class watching this year and the fans have responded in their droves to cement the "breakout hit of the fall season."
Will We See The Team Get Rid Of The Headless Horseman?
Hell, even the top producer was floored by the response: "Frankly, I'm stunned and elated," executive producer Alex Kurtzman tells TVGuide.com. "Our jaws were on the floor. We kind of can't believe it. The whole energy surrounding Sleepy Hollow from the fans is just extraordinary and the thing you dream of."
Continue reading: Could 'Sleepy Hollow' Seriously Be A TV Highlight Of The Year?
It's back for more, the headless drama with a head for ratings
Against all odds – odds that it would be thrown on the pile with all the other rubbish TV remakes – Sleepy Hollow has been a raging success.
Katia Winters, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones in Sleepy Hollow
It could be the Halloween spirit in the air or audiences scrabbling desperately to fill that Breaking Bad shaped hole, but people like Sleepy Hollow, and it’s getting a second season, so there. It was a pretty simple decision for Fox who, having seen how popular the first three episodes were, went straight for the second season option.
Continue reading: Fans Of Sleepy Hollow Wake Up To Season Two News - It's Been Renewed!
Sleepy Hollow - a popular, tried-and-tested story - is now on TV.
Fox's new drama Sleepy Hollow appears to have come out of nowhere. It premiered this week to rave reviews from critics, though can it maintain the quality and eclipse - or at least match - the likes of Game of Thrones?
It stars Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, who wakes up over 200 years in the future and meets Sleepy Hollow police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Together, they attempt to stop the headless horseman who is actually a very famous horseman - the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelations to be precise.
Viewers of the first season premiere will already know that Sleepy Hollow tells a very different story to Washington Irving's classic tale.
Continue reading: Wait, Is The TV Version Of 'Sleepy Hollow' The Next Big Thing?
Sleepy Hollow, the latest adaptation of Washington Irving's classic tale, aired on Fox last night. The pilot episode saw the story transported from the 18th century to the 21st, where Ichabod Crane wakes after two centuries.
Sleepy Hollow's pilot appears to be a success, despite some critics' grumblings. The episode aired last night, Monday 16th September, on Fox.
Tom Mison stars in Sleepy Hollow as Ichabod Crane.
In Fox's new take on Washington Irving's classic tale, Ichabod Crane awakes after two hundred years to find the town of Sleepy Hollow facing the same headless horseman he encountered centuries before. Crane teams up with police officer Abbie Mills in order to solve, what the police assume are, a series of grisly murders and not the work of one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. From the trailer it appears to be the majority of the humour is based on Crane catching up with two centuries of technological and cultural changes.
Fred (McGregor) is a UK government fishing expert assigned to help a wildly wealthy sheikh (Waked) create a fly-fishing site in the Yemen. Working with the sheikh's financial advisor Harriet (Blunt), Fred struggles to overcome his doubts about the scheme. But he's won over by the fact that the sheikh is both passionate about fishing and has enough cash to achieve the seemingly impossible. As Fred begins to fall for Harriet, he'll need to make a decision about his estranged wife (Stirling), while Harriet's special-services boyfriend (Mison) has gone missing in action.
Continue reading: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Review
Dr. Fred Jones is a middle-aged scientist working for the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence in London. One day, he gets a call from a Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, who works for a sheik. The sheik has had an idea to introduce the British sport of salmon fishing to the Yemen, in the Middle East. However, Fred flatly refuses when meeting with Harriet in London, saying the idea is ridiculous and pointing out that the fish could not survive in the very different environment. He leaves the meeting and the matter is soon forgotten about.
Sometime later, British politicians receive word that a bomb exploded in the Middle East. Politician Bridget Maxwell is reluctant to release the news story, saying that she does not want to make the war on Afghanistan any worse. Instead, she instructs her colleagues to find a positive news story from the Middle East to release. After several failed attempts, they discover plans to introduce salmon fishing in the Yemen.
With pressure from the government, Fred has no choice but to go ahead with the idea and so he travels to the Yemen to meet the sheik and Harriet. During his time there, he discovers to his surprise that the sport is a great success. He also finds himself falling for Harriet. While Fred has always had a dull life, he soon finds himself becoming happier and more relaxed the longer he stays in the Yemen and with Harriet.
Based on the novel of the same name by Paul Torday
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Rachael Stirling and Tom Mison
Directed by: Lasse Hallstrom
Written by: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)
Produced by: Paul Webster
Date of birth
23rd July, 1982