I have this vision of some drunk college students on a rainy Sunday morning, about fifteen years ago. They’re sitting in their dorm watching movies they’ve seen one thousand times. They all agree that these movies are great and if they ever become big Hollywood producers they’ll make sequels to them. It’s a pact.
And that’s how we get things like a third “Men in Black” movie years after the fact, talk of another “Dumb and Dumber” movie many years later, and a third “Ghostbusters” a few decades too late.
Here’s another one to fit that scenario–according to Vulture, the long talked about third “Bill and Ted” movie has a director now, Dean Parisot. He’s best known for the underrated “Galaxyquest” and is currently involved in the sequel to the 2010 hit “Red.” So I guess if they have a director, improbably, this will happen. And yes, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are set to return in their original roles.
The writers of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, wrote their script as a spec script in order to make sure that it continued the Bill and Ted story as they wanted it–where the characters are now, no reboot, no remake. They’re shopping the project to studios with an eye towards making it a reasonably price comedy like “Hot Tub Time Machine.”
Winter’s been busy doing a lot of voice work for animated shows, as well as directing episodes for a variety of TV shows. Reeves has been making “47 Ronin” for about eight years, it seems. He was seen onscreen in 2010 in the well-regarded “Henr’s Crime.”