‘Tremors’ Almost Got Kevin Bacon to Return to the Franchise –What Went Wrong

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kevin Bacon

Michael Gross returns in Tremors: Shrieker Island, the seventh movie within the Tremors film sequence, of which Gross has starred in all. Kevin Bacon starred within the 1990 authentic Tremors, which turned 30 on Jan. 19. Bacon really returned to the function in a 2018 pilot for Syfy which he’d hoped to movie as a sequence.

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Showbiz Cheat Sheet participated in interviews with Bacon earlier this summer time for his horror film You Shoud Have Left. Bacon defined what occurred along with his Tremors pilot and why we’re not going to see him return to the franchise. At least we have now extra adventures with Gross. 

Kevin Bacon in ‘Tremors’

Bacon performed Valentine McKee, an area in a small desert city who finally ends up battling underground sand worms. The worms can’t see so they’re drawn to vibrations on the earth. Val leads his friend Earl (Fred Ward), native gun nut Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), visiting seismologist Rhonda (Finn Carter) and the remainder of the city of Perfection, Nevada to security and battles the creatures.

“It was the only character I ever played that I really wanted to revisit,” Bacon stated. “I feel that once we left that man, who was actually not a really attention-grabbing particular person or a really good particular person, however an individual that was in very extraordinary circumstances, and I used to be actually fascinated in exploring that once more. 

This was not the primary ‘Tremors’ TV sequence 

Ward and Gross returned for Tremors 2: Aftershocks which launched some new mutations to the monsters. Gross continued to star in sequels, though not one of the sequels had a theatrical launch like the unique. 

Tremors: Shrieker IslandTremors: Shrieker Island
Tremors: Shrieker Island on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD Oct. 20 | Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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Gross additionally starred in a Tremors TV sequence that ran for 13 episodes in 2003. Though that sequence didn’t take off both, it received additional than Bacon’s, and Gross might nonetheless return for extra movie sequels. 

Syfy really stated no to Kevin Bacon

Tremors has rumbled alongside as a strong franchise releasing straight to video sequels each few years. Jamie Kennedy co-starred within the fifth and sixth movies, Tremors: Bloodlines and Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell

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Still, having a film star like Bacon return to his character ought to have been a accomplished deal. Bacon teamed up with Blumhouse, the producers of his movies You Should Have Left and The Darkness to make Tremors. Bacon was as shocked as anybody Syfy didn’t transfer ahead.

“I don’t know what we could really do at this point,” Bacon stated. “Again with Blumhouse, I went to Jason [Blum] with this idea and he was a fan of the movie. We had a great development process with Andrew Miller. I felt like we got a really great take on it and made a super cool pilot that everybody really seemed to like and then they didn’t go ahead with it. I still don’t really understand. Blumhouse was 100% behind it. It wasn’t them. It was the Syfy network. Taht’s that. You win some, you lose some.”

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