More than three decades later, Tremors stars Kevin Bacon and Michael Gross reunited for a new commercial promoting Verizon Visible phone service. After updating Kevin Bacon’s “6 degrees” to “12 degrees,” Bacon invites almost everyone he meets to join him on Visible, and that includes his old friend from Tremors. The ad debuted during the Grammy Awards and can now be viewed online. You can see for yourself below.
“When you bring a friend every month, you get every month for five bucks, so I’ll bring everyone to 12 degrees from me,” Bacon says in the ad. “Which includes my old co-star, Michael Gross, from that cult movie of the nineties about sandworms. “
“Trevors!” Gross then yells, referring to two of Bacon’s stuntmen, both named Trevor.
While both actors are known for starring Tremors, this is the first time the couple has appeared on screen together since the original installment. In the original monster movie about giant sandworms in Nevada, Kevin bacon He played Val McKee alongside Gross as Burt Gummer, the show’s two most popular heroes. Although Bacon has not appeared in a film in the series since, Gross has played Burt in all six sequels.
Bacon’s continued absence from the Tremors The franchise has not been for lack of trying. The actor reprized his role as Val in a 60-minute pilot for a planned Tremors TV series filmed for Syfy in 2017. An online teaser featuring Bacon’s character was released, and at the time, the footage had generated immense excitement among horror fans excited to see the fan-favorite actor back on. paper. For reasons that are not yet clear, Syfy eventually left the series, killing Bacon’s return to the franchise.
For his part, Gross remains optimistic about reuniting with Bacon for another Tremors project, perhaps in the inevitable eighth installment. While promoting the ad on his Facebook page, Gross writes: “Today a commercial, tomorrow a Tremors continuation? Hey, stranger things have happened! “
Directed by Ron Underwood, the Tremors follows a group of survivors in Perfection, Nevada, who find themselves targeted by murderous sandworms. Along with Bacon and Gross, the film Reba McEntire as Burt’s wife Heather, Fred Ward as Earl Bassett, and Finn Carter as Ronda LeBeck. The creature feature is one of the most popular films of its kind, earning critical acclaim and praise for its entertainment value. Even the famous critic Roger Ebert, who was famous for criticizing horror films, gave Tremors a 4.5 / 5 star review.
Although we never got the Tremors TV show on Syfy with Bacon back at the helm, there’s a chance we’ll still see Val McKee again in the franchise one day. Time will tell if that ever happens, but in any case, it’s amazing as a fan to see Bacon and Gross together again on screen, even if it looks like they should be putting out some graboids. The new commercial with Bacon and Gross comes to us from Visible on YouTube.