There’s been all sorts of TV series talk since Tremors: Bloodlines renewed interest in the franchise, and Kevin Bacon has just revealed some new updates regarding the series in an interview with Collider.
“We’re at Amazon. We’re still waiting for a draft, but I’m 100% on board with that,” said the man who played Valentine McKee in the 1990 classic. “It’s great. It’s a super cool idea. They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.”
He also explained that he’s been excited to do this series ever since revisiting Tremors.
“When I came up with the idea and reached out to Blumhouse about looking at it again, I looked at the movie, and I don’t look at my movies, at all,” said Bacon. “I went back and put it up on my screen at home and went, ‘Wow, this is a really good movie!’ I just didn’t get it when I was there and in it. I wrote it off ‘cause it wasn’t a hit, and I really needed one. But, I think it’s a really good movie. It’s unusual and it’s funny. Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market. I think that was part of the problem.”
It’s going to be great if the series gets picked up by Amazon, especially to see Kevin Bacon return as one of the franchise’s most iconic characters all this time later. The only bad thing is when he says that he wants to put the sequels to the original movie “aside”. Does this mean the series ignores all of what happened after the original film? That’s a little disheartening, but who knows, maybe it’ll be worth it.