Kevin Bacon Wants to Battle Graboids in Tremors Reboot
Last month, Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the first trailer for Tremors 5: Bloodlines, which debuts on October 6. This sequel is the latest installment in a long-running franchise that started with the 1990 cult classic Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon, but the first sequel since 2004's Tremors 4: The Legend Begins. Kevin Bacon was recently promoting his indie drama Cop Car, which hits theaters this weekend, where the actor revealed he actually wants to reboot Tremors.
"I had a real dream right now, which is to reboot it, and to see the character 25 years down the line, to see what that guy may have become. There is an example of a movie that, when I started thinking about it, I hadn't seen it in 25 years and I went back and watched it recently, I was really pleasantly surprised. It's a beautiful looking movie, it really is a good film."
The actor also revealed in a new book Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors (TremorsGuide.com), that Valentine McKee, "is one of the few characters I've played that I'd be interested in seeing where he is 25 years later." With Universal producing the Tremors 5: Bloodlines straight-to-video sequel, one would be inclined to believe that the studio could be interesting in putting a reboot together, especially with Kevin Bacon willing to reprise his role of Valentine McKee. Unfortunately, as the actor revealed in the book, that is not the case, stating, "Universal doesn't seem to be interested, so it's moot."
The original Tremors centers on a small town where residents are getting killed one by one by a strange creatures that dwells beneath the surface, while, at the same time, a seismologist is working in the area detects tremors. The residents slowly realize that this creature can pop up and kill them at will, leaving them trapped in this town. Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Charlotte Stewart and Ariana Richards also starred in the original Tremors.
This year does mark the 25th anniversary of Tremors, and for some fans, there would be no greater gift than a reboot or a sequel, especially one starring Kevin Bacon. Do you think Universal should pull the trigger on a Tremors reboot or sequel? While we wait for any updates, you can visit Huffington Post to take a look at Kevin Bacon's video interview, where he tells a few unusual tales from the Tremors set.