Written by John Squires
One of the most lovable characters in horror history is undoubtedly Valentine McKee from 1990’s Tremors, who was of course played by Kevin Bacon. The actor, who became an even bigger star in the film’s wake, never reprised the role in any of the sequels, but that will soon change courtesy of a Tremors TV series that’s currently in the works. Yes, Bacon is playing McKee once more, and he’s just provided us with an update.
In an interview with Collider, Bacon noted that things are moving along smoothly with the project, and he seems very happy with the direction being taken.
“We’re at Amazon,” he revealed. “We’re still waiting for a draft, but I’m 100% on board with that. 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,” Bacon added.
Bacon, who initially viewed Tremors as the end of his career, says he has now embraced the film.
“The last thing you wanted, in that point in our industry, was to have a movie go straight to VHS,” he reflected. “Tremors did not perform at the box office, but it did great on VHS. 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. 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. Funny scary is tough, unless you’re Snakes on a Plane.”