It seems that Kevin Bacon may not be aware that the Tremors franchise continued on in his absence. The actor starred in the first film back in 1990, but there were four more sequels and a TV series that followed. But now that FOX has cancelled The Following, Bacon has some time on his hands, and he’s thinking that he would totally be down to make another Tremors movie.

I’m going to go ahead and assume that in his recent free time, Bacon combed through his DVD library, looking for one of his old projects that might make for a good pitch to his agent — something that capitalizes on nostalgia and services Hollywood’s aversion to original ideas. Maybe he revisited Tremors and had a light bulb moment: “You know, this movie wasn’t so bad. It has monsters and comedy, and people enjoy those things. We could make them CGI monsters now. People would like that.”

Speculation about the private life and hobbies of Kevin Bacon aside, the actor has expressed interest in returning to the Tremors franchise in a recent interview with Metro (via IGN):

I’d love to do something else with Tremors and revisit the character 25 years later.

He also spoke about what makes the first movie special:

…part of what’s great about that movie is there are next to no digital effects. The monsters are done with puppetry, and it’s still off, funny and scary – it’s a cool accomplishment.

Even though he thinks the puppetry was a “cool accomplishment,” Bacon also says the film would benefit from some of today’s technology. This is where you are wrong, Kevin Bacon. A huge part of the charm of Tremors — a film I watched every time it aired on USA (which was what? Once every two weeks?) — is the use of practical effects over digital, lending the sluggish underground monsters a more tangible quality. And it was the slight clumsiness of those effects that made the creatures in Tremors appear more organic.

At any rate — this interview doesn’t mean that Bacon is signing on for another installment in the series, but given the persistent endurance of the franchise all these years later, I’m sure someone has dollar signs flashing in their eyeballs right now. A new Tremors movie is basically just a phone call away.

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