It's hard to believe it's been two years since we've written about the possibility of a Bill & Ted threequel. The duo have an awesome plot, and while the film was was delayed due to budgeting issues, we are right around the corner from production. It seemed like they kept losing their financiers, but things might finally be put into place this month.
Entertainment Weekly ran a large reunion piece and revealed that Bill & Ted Face the Music might actually be happening sooner than later. Co-writer and co-creator Ed Solomon excitedly tells EW he hopes to have some news this month:
“We are hoping to close a deal with some financiers,” said Solomon. “Hopefully within the next month or so, we’ll have news that will stick.”
Solomon explained the delays, seeing as though they've had a working version of the script since 2007:
“We’ve been to the altar a few times,” is how Solomon describes the lengthy development process, which has been full of rumors but has resulted in no actual production news as of yet. “We get rejected right about the ‘now you may kiss the bride’ part of it.”
Solomon, and actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter also explained what the concept of the movie would be:
The result of their efforts is a script titled Bill & Ted Face the Music, which finds our intrepid explorers still struggling to complete the great work of their life. At the end of Excellent Adventure, futuristic mentor Rufus (George Carlin) told the teens that they would write music that would turn the world into a utopia. “You’re told you’re gonna save the world,” Matheson says. “And now you’re 50 and you haven’t done it. Now they’re married, and it affects their marriages, and it affects their relationships with their kids, and it affects their everything.”
“Everybody’s a little older now,” notes Reeves. “A little afraid.”
“There’s certain comparisons,” says Winter. “A rock band that never goes to the place it thought it was going to get to. Having that moment in their life of going: ‘Do we try to get there, or give up the dream?'”
“Indomitable spirits confronted with, ‘Is this the end?'” Reeves continues. “Of course, there is a little caveat in that someone comes from the future and says: ‘Not only do you have to save the world, you have to save everything.'”
“I think it’s kind of like A Christmas Carol with Bill and Ted,” teases Solomon. “Looking at their lives, and really kind of rediscovering what they’re about.”
They revealed that they have a director attached, Dean Parisot, who did Galaxy Quest, and Steven Soderbergh and Scott Kroopf will produce. Kroopf produced the original two films.
Well, we are obviously on board. Hopefully, some financiers are as well and we can finally see this masterpiece.