Friday, April 8, 2011

Bill and Ted Will Party On. Sequel on the way.

There's been rumors of a new Bill and Ted sequel for years, but the chatter really heated up last autumn, when both Keanu Reeves (Ted) and Alex Winter (Bill) independently confirmed that a third film was on the way. Naturally, when MTV Movies Blog had a chance to interview Reeves again during the promotion of his new movie Henry's Crime they checked in with him on the script's progress.

"I believe the writers are six weeks away from a draft," Reeves told MTV News "No pressure, guys!"

Reeves also confirmed that the new film is being written by original screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. He didn't reveal much about the story, except that it will tie into the ending of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, which fulfills the promise set up in the first film, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, that the music of their band, Wyld Stallyns, will bring about a utopian future.

"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," Reeves said. "And 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."

We have no idea how they'll deal with the actors' ages and the loss of the late George Carlin as Rufus, but it's still an idea that could be most excellent if done right.

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