We’ve been hearing about a third Bill And Ted movie for years now. Keanu’s said he’s up for it, Alex Winter’s said he’s up for it, writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon had confirmed that they were working on a script…and now it’s finally happening.
THR reports that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have signed on to reprise their roles as Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S Preston, Esq in Bill And Ted Face The Music, as the film has been officially announced at Cannes.
Solomon and Chris Matheson have written the script, which will be directed by Galaxy Quest‘s Dean Parisot.
The film “will see the duo long past their days as time-traveling teenagers and now weighed down by middle age and the responsibilities of family. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it. Out of luck and fresh out of inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures and some sympathetic music legends, they find much, much more than just a song.”
The first two movies were released in 1989 and 1991, and saw the loveable airheads travel through time for a history project before venturing through Hell and Heaven after being killed by their evil robot doppelgangers, only to return to the land of the living and take Wyld Stallyns to global stardom.
Reeves and Winter said “We couldn’t be more excited to get the whole band back together again. Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we’ve got a dream team!”
We’re assuming that it’s only a matter of time before William Sadler is confirmed to return as Death. However, one thing the film will be missing is the late, great George Carlin as Rufus, although we’re sure they’ll find a way to pay fitting tribute to the legend.
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