With the market for ’80s and ’90s nostalgia seemingly at an all-time high, it should come as no surprise that a new Bill & Ted sequel is finally happening. That being said, I still won’t believe it until I see it. We’ve been hearing for years that both Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are keen to reprise their roles as Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves) and Bill S. Preston Esq. but there has always been a question of whether anyone would actually pay to see it. Now we’re about to find out as an official press release has confirmed that a third movie is currently in pre-production and international sales are being shopped at Cannes. The movie is called Bill & Ted Face the Music and the plot synopsis is as follows:
“When we last met Bill and Ted they were time-traveling teenagers trying to pass history class and win the battle of the bands. Once prophesized to save the universe with their rock and roll, middle age and the responsibilities of family have caught up with these two best friends who have not yet fulfilled their destiny. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it. Out of luck and fresh out of inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe as we know it. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, Bill and Ted find much, much more than just a song.”
Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) will direct from a script by original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me). Even more interesting, Steven Soderbergh is listed as an executive producer (he worked with Solomon on his recent HBO series Mosaic). MGM will release the movie in the U.S. under their Orion Pictures banner. The last film, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey was released back in 1991. Are you looking forward to a Bill & Ted reunion on the big screen?