I’m not sure whose been asking for a Bill & Ted 3, but I sure as hell won’t say no to the prospect if the right people are involved. Keanu Reeves recently spoke to comingsoon.net, and went into detail about what’s going on with the project.
On the status of the script, being written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, he stated: “We have to get the script in the right place. Chris and Ed have been working really hard over a couple of years to get the draft in the right place. What is the reason to make this movie besides nostalgia or the love of these characters. Where can they be in their life that can be a story that is worth telling or has something in it and is funny? They have that. It didn’t help that the first script that they brought in was probably budgeted at $150 million dollars. I don’t know if Bill & Ted carry that much weight. Part of the argument is that it’s not that popular internationally, that’s where so much of the funding for movies comes from these days. They’ve worked on the script and the budget, just trying to get the right script and then get the business side wrapped up, financiers and rights, all the show business stuff.”
Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot has been tied to the project, and is still on board as far as Keanu knows: “Yeah, Dean’s re-read it and I think he likes it. It’s kind of like… I call it “gravity,” you have to get this mass together to make it happen. In terms of the writers’ voices being too peculiar, in this case no. I think they’ve really crafted something that’s funny. [Bill and Ted have] been weighed down by the burden of having to save the world by the song, and they just can’t write it. They’re losing their wives and their children, they’re losing their families.”
Keanu then describes the story, “Yeah, they’re just like, “Dude, we have to write the song!” The future comes back and says if you don’t write the song by this certain time the universe is going to unravel and history and everything is going to change and dinosaurs are gonna walk the Earth. Jesus is playing baseball! All sorts of weird things start unraveling and wormholes are twisting. We have to kind of bring order back, and it’s connected into bringing our families together by writing a song.” Before talking about a particularly funny scene in the script, “It’s edgy. There’s a great scene where Bill and Ted are in jail and we’re seeing our future us’s and they’re all tatted and hard. They’re like, [tough sounding] “What’s up, dude? Hey dude. Hey guy.” “Stop calling me dude!” They want to beat up Bill and Ted because they’ve inherited the life that they f**ked up. They’re miserable and they hate Bill and Ted. There’s some funny stuff!”
So basically, right now its in the air as they have no production company backing or financier so we’ll have to wait and see. I for one think the above sounds promising, and I’m as skeptical as they come. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!