Kevin Bacon, who got his start in Sean Cunningham’s Friday the 13th, is one of my all time favorite actors.
For one, he doesn’t take himself too serious – proof is in his hilarious Twitter avatar, and the viral video “Free the Bacon,” in which he campaigns for more male nudity in films. He’s also an incredible presence on screen – just wait until you see him in Cop Car, where he plays a shady police officer trying to track his police car down from two kids who stole it.
Many forget that Bacon’s career spans an astounding 35+ years, and one of the highlights is the 1990 dessert-based horror Tremors, a film that Bacon once said was the low point in his career.
In a new interview through the book “Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors”, Bacon is asked about Tremors, which leads to a series of incredible revelations.
With the 25th anniversary looming, Bacon has actually thought a lot about it stating that he resisted the film and was “pleasantly surprised” by it. The interesting bit came when he stated that he has “a real dream right now to reboot it, and to see the character 25 years down the line…to see what that guy may have become.”
“It’s a beautiful looking movie,” he added, “it really is a good film.”
Obviously, this is the 25th anniversary, so he couldn’t star in the forthcoming sequel, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, arriving this October through Universal Home Entertainment. But, maybe it performs well enough that big Universal takes a stab at bringing his character make in a reboot/sequel (you know, the new cool) in which his characters battles the worms once again?
“Universal doesn’t seem to be interested, so it’s moot.”
Watch the full interview below in which he also shares an incredible story about sleepwalking during the shoot in Lone Pines, CA.