Seeking Perfection has been out just over a week now, and the world (well, Tremors fans who have bought the book) is discovering all about the past, present and future of the franchise, including the fact Kevin Bacon wants to return in a new movie.
Yes, you read that right. Kevin Bacon wants to return to Perfection for a second bout of Graboid hunting, as WOW247 noted today in an article on the book.
They quoted Kevin, who was responding to my question about whether or not he’d want to play Valentine McKee again:
“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.”
If you’ve bought the book, you’ll know that Kevin talks at length about his time working on the film, what it was like working alongside Fred Ward and how he found spending many weeks shooting in Lone Pine.
He also discusses where he sees himself today in relation to the Tremors franchise, which is about to grow once again with the release of Tremors 5: Bloodlines in October.
But, while Kevin wants to battle Graboids once again, as he says in the interview, the studio has other ideas: “Universal doesn’t seem to be interested, so it’s moot.”
Making another big screen Tremors movie wouldn’t be cheap, with the marketing budget adding to the production costs. When Universal can make a new direct-to-DVD sequel for a couple of million dollars, it’s perhaps understandable that they wouldn’t want to take a chance on a cinema version.
Then again, plenty of films with less audience recognition than Tremors are given a shot at a big screen release, so it’s not impossible…
Would you like to see Tremors back on the big screen with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross and a new cast? Let me know in the comments below!
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