Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter Set To Return For ‘Bill & Ted 3’
The Wyld Stallyns are officially getting the band back together. Bill and Ted are set to return for another wacky adventure, almost 30 years later.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is reportedly being shopped at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, which has just kicked off in France. The flick follows 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its hit 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.
THR confirmed that the third installment is officially in the works some 27 years later, with both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter set to reprise their roles as beloved, time-traveling doofuses Ted "Theodore" Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq. respectively.
Original series creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, who went on to write magic heist movie Now You See Me, have penned the script with Dean Parisot set to direct. Steven Soderbergh will serve as an exec producer.
"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!" enthused Reeves and Winter in a statement.
MGM, who owns the rights to the movie, will release it theatrically in the U.S. under its Orion Pictures banner, while Bloom will handle international sales, which have commenced in Cannes. The flick is set to be one of the most talked-about properties of the entire festival.
The Difficult Third Album
Bill & Ted Face the Music, which is currently in pre-production, will find the duo in middle age, struggling with the responsibilities of their adult lives. Although they've written a bunch of songs, they've yet to pen the greatest song ever written.
As the fabric of space and time tears around them, a future visitor warns Bill and Ted that only their song can save the world. The hapless duo, with the aid of their daughters and the requisite handful of key historical figures, set out on a time-traveling adventure to save life as they know it.
"Fans of Bill and Ted have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last Bogus Journey in 1991. This is excellent!" gushed Bloom's Alex Walton.
Talks about the script started all the way back in 2010, with both Reeves and Winter confirming in various interviews over the years that they'd be willing to do a sequel. The John Wick star then confirmed just last year that the film was written.
He also teased in a recent interview that the bromance at the heart of the movie may be a bit strained. Solomon also admitted how frustrating the wait has been for fans.
"We've been to the altar a few times. We get rejected right about the 'now you may kiss the bride' part of it," joked Solomon, about the delay in getting the film made.
The original movie, a cult classic, saw the metalhead slacker duo traveling through time to assemble various historical figures so they could pass their high school history class.
Reeves has another sequel on the way too, with John Wick 3 currently in production. Winter, meanwhile, can be seen in Epix documentary Deep Web, as well as VH1 doc Downloaded.