Kevin Bacon speaks about reprising his role in the cult classic film Tremors.
Kevin Bacon recently tweeted about waiting for a call after a fan asked him to make Tremors‘ theatrical sequel happen. Over three decades since the first film was released, fans are still looking forward to seeing yet another mysterious adventure from partners Valentine and Earl in the big screen. Fans weren’t the only ones who are keen on seeing Tremors in theaters again, Kevin Bacon is also hoping to reprise his role as Valentine on the film.
On Friday, a fan shared a trailer of the film Shazam! Fury of the Gods and captioned their tweet with “Seeing this on the SHAZAM trailer makes me REALLY want to see a new TREAMORS movie that isnt direct to dvd @kevinbacon make this happen.” Kevin Bacon then retweeted the fan’s tweet and said “I’m just waiting for the call…” A lot of fans replied to Bacon’s tweet and one fan even said “A damn shame we’ll never see you and Fred ward in another tremors movie. Y’alls chemistry was phenomenal”
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Almost Two Years Ago, Kevin Bacon Has Already Expressed Interest In Reprising His Role In Tremors
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This isn’t the first time the actor has expressed his interest in doing another Tremors film. The actor is still waiting for the call, almost two years after he first expressed his desire to revisit his role in Tremors. During the actor’s interview with Esquire in May 2021, he was asked what role he wanted to revisit and quickly answered with his role in Tremors. After starring in over 70 films, he revealed that Tremors is the only film he’s re-watched after it came out.
He said “It was one film of mine that I wanted to revisit that character. I don’t look back at all. In fact, Tremors is the only movie of mine that I have rewatched since it’s come out.”
There were also plans at one point to make a TV series at SyFy that would have followed Bacon reprising his role from the first Tremors film. A pilot was made and fans were stoked, but for whatever reason, Syfy passed on moving forward with the show.
Tremors starred Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward and Reba McEntire. The film classic was a massive disaster in the box office when it was released in 1990. Tremors reportedly had an overall budget of $10 million however it only made $16.7 million in the domestic box office. With the technological advancement in the last decades, a lot of fans were able to watch the film when it was later released in VHS. The film’s popularity soon skyrocketed, and it became among the fan favorites.
Thanks to the clout for the film, Universal thought about doing a sequel, and they’ve already reached out to Bacon on doing another Tremors film. Unfortunately, the production company wanted to make a straight to DVD film so Kevin Bacon ultimately declined the offer. Universal has since made six straight-to-video sequels and not one starred Bacon.
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