Almost 30 years after the release of the first Tremors, original star Kevin Bacon is still interested in rebooting the franchise and returning to his character Valentine McKee despite previous attempts not moving forward.
“I have a very specific thing that happened, which was I wanted to reboot Tremors. And worked very hard on it and did a fantastic pilot with Blumhouse,” Bacon shared with Variety, referring to the pilot for a Tremors TV series that was shot last year. “Andrew Miller was the writer of it. We shot the pilot. I thought it was cool and SYFY decided not to go forward with it. I liked that character because it was the only character I really looked at and said, ‘I wanna know where he is 25 years later.’ We left him at a certain point, he had this extraordinary thing with these worms, underground worms. He’s not a smart man, kind of a loser, but he was able to fight these worms. Now let’s see what happened to him 25 years down the line.”
Bacon only starred in the original Tremors in 1990 alongside Fred Ward and Michael Gross, who both went on to reprise their roles in the film’s first sequel. However, Ward left the series by the third film but Gross returned and has starred in every instalment since including the upcoming Tremors 7: Island Fury which is set to debut in 2020.
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