It’s been a while since Keanu Reeves has done anything of note. His last big screen outing “Henry’s Crime” was a tired, insipid affair. Maybe it takes an old favourite to rejuvenate his flagging career. Early last year, Electroshadow reported that Reeves would be doing a third “Bill & Ted” movie, about a pair of dim but lovable, time-traveling stoners. All’s been quiet on that front since then.
Today, the man himself spoke up about the long-gestating project. The first big announcement — and a piece of good news as far as I’m concerned — is that “Galaxy Quest” director Dean Parisot has signed on to helm. This in addition to the fact that a script is already completed and good to go, written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. I loved “Galaxy Quest” so this should be a nice return for Parisot.
Reeves, speaking to GQ magazine, gave a few juicy details about the as-yet untitled comedy sequel: “One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven’t done it. So everybody is kind of like: ‘Where is the song?; The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future ‘us’ refuses to tell us, and another future ‘us’ blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.”
The original movie, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, hit cinemas in 1989, followed by its sequel “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey” in 1991. No word on a release date for “Bill & Ted” No.3 yet. More details as we get em…