Here is what Bacon said about the series going to Amazon in a recent interview he did with Collider,
“We’re at Amazon. We’re still waiting for a draft, but I’m 100% on board with that. 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.”
As many of you may already know, Tremors has continued to exist in the form of straight-to-DVD productions. Unfortunately, Bacon never returned for any of them. Instead, Fred Ward and Michael Gross would make several appearances. Bacon’s character in the movie was touched upon in a quick life update, but nothing would evolve from it. In this new series, Bacon plans on putting the stories of the DVDs aside. His reasons were because he wasn’t in the films and he wanted to do more with his character. It sounds like a bit of a pushover, but it would make sense if he planned on changing the story of his character from the second movie. It would, in turn, result in altering the entire Tremors timeline thus making the DVDs obsolete.
“You never know. It did become a real classic. It was also at a time when the VHS was exploding. Movies took on a life of their own. The last thing you wanted, in that point in our industry, was to have a movie go straight to VHS. 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.”
However he used to feel, it’s nice to see that he’s come around and gained a more positive look for the film and time in his career.
Right now the Amazon series is still in “pre-production.” They have yet to even film a pilot for the show, and the show is still looking to cast several roles. It should be noted that Amazon Studios works differently compared to traditional networks. They allow their viewers to access pilots for their networks and ask for feedback. This information helps them decide on which shows get greenlit or not. So if you’re a fan of Tremors and want the project to move forward, pay attention and get them your feedback when the show finally produces a pilot.