Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are officially returning as Bill & Ted respectively. We have been waiting with much anticipation for the third installment of the Bill & Ted, which has long been rumored to be called Bill & Ted Face the Music. The duo will return along with Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) who have written the script once again. Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) has signed on to direct.
Reeves and Winter were asked recently about the project and had this to say:
“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!”
The tentative premis we have heard about for years now reads:
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.
Whether or not this is still how the film will play out remains to be seen. Scott Kroopf will produce the film along with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios. Steven Soderbergh will serve as an executive producer with Scott Fischer, John Santilli, and John Ryan Jr.