Alex Winter is a very busy man since his stint as the popular Bill S. Preston Esq. in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. He’s gone on to be a part of the behind the scenes of filming and has since become a well respected director, who knew? Deadline reported that the actor-turned director has been trying for some time to make a narrative film about Napster for 10 years, and it’s finally moving forward on the project with the help of VH1.
Winter originally inked the deal with Paramount’s MTV Films and even wrote a script to go along with it, but then The Social Network was released and the project was kicked to the curb in favour of Mark Zuckerburg and his Facebook. Instead of just throwing in his hat and calling it a lost cause, Winter is now going back to all the sources for his script, armed with a camera.
Here is what Winter had to say:
“The rise and fall of Napster and the birth of peer-to-peer file-sharing technology created by Shawn Fanning when he was a college student, changed music to movies, and made possible everything from Julian Assange, WikiLeaks to the iPod and Facebook…It became an expression of youth revolt, and contributed to a complete shift in how information, media and governments work. And it is a fascinating human story, where this 18-year-old kid invents a peer-to-peer file-sharing system, and brings it to the world six months later.”
Now that does sound exciting but Winter’s also spoke about the reborn interest in a new Bill & Ted feature that`s underway. Alex said that he and Keanu Reeves have a Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure sequel script by original scribes Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, and stated “it’s early days on that project.” This just can’t come soon enough but if this is only in the èarly days and Alex is working on his Napster documentary then this could mean that another Bill & Ted movie could be years away. If only we had a phone booth.
Via: Geek Tyrant