It was just a year ago that everyone thought Keanu Reeves was just joking around about getting a new Bill and Ted movie into production. Now there is an actual script floating is said to be completed that both Keanu and Alex Winter are excited about.
Alex Tweeted about the script in response to a question by user @antmaurizio:
“@antmaurizio: Bill & Ted 3, less than 6 weeks away and counting? Movie is gonna kick some ass.” > Just got the script. And now to read…”
The reported premise of Bill & Ted 3 is as follows:
When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn’t happened… So they’ve now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there’s an element of time and they have to go back.
That was the one big thing left unanswered, what was the song and how did they come up with it? From the start Alex has had some definite ideas about what another movie must have:
We kicked around the idea over the years and had always thought if we could make something that was as kind of genuine in spirit as the originals and without falling prey to kind of retro cynicism or something that was unnecessary, it would be worth doing… The truth is that, yeah, we have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great.
With the death of George Carlin we won’t be seeing Rufus unless there is some movie magic done. I wouldn’t mind a quick cameo, but would rather see Rufus’s cousin or son or some related character instead of shots cut around old Carlin material. What do you think? Speaking of movie magic, someone needs to toss in a little CG correction on Alex Winters aged face. He looks like your moms vagina.
Hey, funny story, did you hear that a few months ago Keanu Reeves let word slip that there was going to be a Bill & Ted 3 in the works? Yeah, it’s real but we haven’t heard much else since pal Alex Winters shared a few details on the progress of the sequel. Now finally there has been a break and the phone booth is returning thanks to MTV and their recent interview with star Keanu Reeves.
While in the middle of promoting his current movie Henry’s Crime, Reeves gave an update on the current state of Bill & Ted 3, saying: “I believe the writers are six weeks away from a draft. No pressure, guys!” Looks like they’re running their balls pretty close to the bandsaw on this one, but he did go on to tell a bit of the plot to the next film.
“I know a little bit. But I don’t know — the fellas went off and cooked it up. I don’t know what happened when they put the elements together.”
In other words, he doesn’t know squat. As for where this will pick up in the lives of Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves).
“When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn’t happened,” he said. “So they’ve now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there’s an element of time and they have to go back.”
Check out the entire interview below:
I’m really interested to see what kind of story the quartet (Reeves, Winters, and writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon) have in mind. Bill and Ted have been to the future, been to the past. They’ve been to heaven and they’ve been to hell. Where do they go from here? While they figure it out, can someone please fix Alex Winters’ face? It looks like a really abused vagina.
Via: Geek Tyrant
The Bill and Ted movies are nostalgic 80’s films that touch our nerdy taints in ways no other 80’s movies can. Time travel, bodacious music, narly dim witted dudes, George Carlin, the grim reaper, Station and “The babes”. Man, that shit never gets old. The rewatchability of these middle brow comedies are extremely high. Toss me a bowl and some munchies and I’m like “Wyld Stallyns!!!”. Anyway, us nerdy stoners have clamored for a third installment for years. And, for years both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter (Bill and Ted) have teased at the idea at doing another one. It was the launching pad for both their careers, so of course the idea of going back to their roots has been an appealing one. Nostalgia is one thing, but to actually start considering a 3rd movie? Well, that’s exactly what these two have in mind. Some serious talk between the two has started to emerge. Recently, Keanu Reeves said during the Toronto Film Festival: “I’d love to play the role, I’d love to work with Alex [Winter] and [writers] Chris and Ed again, we’ll see what they do”. That off hand comment certainly got the net speaking, but it at the end of the day wasn’t really a sign that a 3rd movie was moving forward.
But, NOW Alex Winter says there is indeed an idea in play for a third film. And, not just an idea, but that a script is underway…RIGHT NOW!
Alex “I Look Like I Smelled a Fart” Winter said to MTV,
We kicked around the idea over the years and had always thought if we could make something that was as kind of genuine in spirit as the originals and without falling prey to kind of retro cynicism or something that was unnecessary, it would be worth doing…the truth is that, yeah, we have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great. We’ve been working on it for the past couple of years, honing that idea and getting it into shape.
Ahhhh, did you hear that? Bill and Ted 3: The Radical Quest for More Money (I just made that title up) is underway!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!
I’m really interested to see what kind of story the quartet (Reeves, Winters, and writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon) have in mind. Bill and Ted have been to the future, been to the past. They’ve been to heaven and they’ve been to hell. Where do they go from here? On our 24th podcast we asked this very question and podcast contributor Christine Foley suggested that maybe Bill and Ted’s kids are grown up, and are lame. Nothing like their fathers. Bill and Ted need to take them through time to show them Rock and Roll and what it means to be a dude. Besides that, I really don’t see what else Bill and Ted could do. I also have concern that Bill and Ted is a movie that worked well in it’s day and might have trouble recapturing it’s same zainy, comedic spirit. Regardless, I’m sure the move to go forward with Bill and Ted 3 will no longer make Keanu Reeves sad. And, also maybe wipe that sour look off Alex Winters face.