Kevin Bacon on returning to Tremors: ‘It wouldn’t be a remake’
Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon in Tremors

It’s been 25 years since Kevin Bacon headed into the Nevada desert to fight giant underground worms in Tremors – now he wants a rematch.

Bacon starred as handyman Val McKee, alongside Fred Ward as Earl Bassett, in the horror comedy which saw the pair become unlikely heroes when the town of Perfection came under attack from Graboids.

Speaking to author Jonathan Melville for a new book on the Tremors franchise that we profiled last week, Bacon revealed that he recently re-watched the 1990 film and felt “it really holds up, I was really surprised with it.”

“It’s a beautiful looking movie,” added the 57-year-old actor, “it really is a good film.”

Although Bacon turned down the opportunity to return for 1996’s Tremors 2: Aftershocks – “[It wasn’t] going to be in theatres, so it didn’t make sense to me from a career point of view” – it now appears he’s keen to take up monster hunting once again, though in a reboot rather than a remake.

“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.”

Sadly for Bacon, it appears Universal Studios has other plans for the Tremors films, with Tremors 5: Bloodlines going straight to DVD in October.

“Universal doesn’t seem to be interested, so it’s moot,” noted Bacon, shattering the dreams of thousands of Tremors fans around the globe.

There’s more from Bacon in the new book, Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors, which is out now.

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